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2 years, 5 months ago

I have just graduated high school. I sit everyday and ponder the thought of me going to my career every day of my life, just because it’s the “traditional” thing to do. I, however, am not a traditional person. I flee from tradition. The very thought of a repeating life scares the piss out of me. I want to know how everyone else has reacted to this so common problem. The one thing i do want to do for a job, doesnt pay money. But do we really need money to accomplish this. I want to journey across the world(on foot, bike, or however) and Influence and inspire people and let them inspire me. In way of thinking about things in different prospectives. Just anyone and everyone. But how is this accomplished? What helped you get through this life hump that most everyone seems to face ?

November 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

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Profile photo of GoodnightRobots GoodnightRobots (@goodnightrobots) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@vibesurfer26, ok well i felt the same way coming out of high school. if you want to survive in this country you’ll get a job and have to work, because that’s just the way it works here, it sucks but that’s what responsibility is. it’s not so bad if you enjoy your line of work. the way you think is pure and romanticized and there is nothing wrong with that at all because why shouldn’t we be happy? there are ways to live without money. talk to people who have been out of the country, who travel a lot; backpacking and couchsurfing seem like wonderful ways to live. you should really look into it.

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Profile photo of TheSkaFish TheSkaFish M (@theskafish) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@vibesurfer26, ” The very thought of a repeating life scares the piss out of me. I want to know how everyone else has reacted to this so common problem. ”

It scares the hell out of me too. It seems like such a waste of our human potential to essentially beat our heads against brick walls for the continued benefit of those who have it all. However, there are ways out. I suggest reading up on passive income, which is what I’m trying to do now. Passive income means you find ways to earn money without working, for instance, if you made a website which got enough views, you could live off of the money from it. Or, if you simply accumulated so much money that you lived off of interest alone. There’s many ways to get there I’m sure though I don’t know them yet, but definitely check it out. I know I’ve read a blog about this subject somewhere on the net about a guy who used his travel blog to make money, therefore he could travel without worrying about work. Perhaps that’s exactly what you should do…..make a blog journalling all of your travels. It might be slow going at first, but if you can differentiate yourself you could have a good thing going.

Best of luck escaping this hell known as the workforce, my friend.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

One word: Gandhi.

Seriously though… I mean, SERIOUSLY, if you really are that into the idea of traveling (especially if you want to do it soon and you’re not going to go to college right away)…

I just met this guy who worked a regular job (fast food is very easy work, very easy to get the job, and very easy to get hours, so that’s what he chose), saved about $2k, and went backpacking for almost free for a whole month in Vietnam and other similar countries. Most of that went to his initial ticket there. A lot of hostels very often range from like $5-10/night there, and they’re often “nice” (mostly primitive living but hey, they usually have mosquito nets :D lol).

He said it changed his life forever. Also, it’s really pretty.

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Profile photo of Obviously, you're not a golfer Obviously, you’re not a golfer (@donjaime23) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@vibesurfer26, Yo, it’s called the Peace Corps. You should look into it.

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Profile photo of TheWalrus TheWalrus (@grosshaj) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

First, remember that you are limitless. Second, people are kind and respond in kind. Smile. Laugh. Self-reliance is a goal but ask for help along the way. The gROvernment is a bank, educational loans for sTudying abroad are available. sCholarships exist. Walk. Place is a state of mind. Love. Peace.

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Profile photo of Kat Kat (@kcv213) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@vibesurfer26, remember that as horrible as it may sound and as corrupt as most of the Western worlds work force seems to be and is, it is still part of life just as much as anything else. Out of college I had a similar feeling to the one you are experiencing now but, due to financial strains and the virtual inability to find a job doing exactly what you want without experience doing it already, I was forced into a 9-5 corporate job in a law office in a high rise building in midtown NYC… my worst nightmare! But as I sit here (because I’m literally at work right now) browsing cool websites, reading online articles and books, expanding my mind, emailing people that I want to facilitate relationships with, and also getting to know a variety of hard workers who are all enlightened in their own little ways in my office, I realize what a cool learning experience THIS has been so far. Of course I encourage you to follow your wildest whimsy into the world and explore while you can but also to remember that what may seem like the worst from the outside, may be just as enlightening an experience as any other from the inside. In fact, sometimes it’s the experiences that are hardest to find value in that end up broadening our understanding the most :)

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