I'm almost out of high school, but already I am tired of this broken society. It's not the place for me. People don't live here, they don't seem happy or fulfilled (of course that's a sweeping generalization, and I could never actually know that)..I guess from my perspective life in this society isn't really life. We live in a patriarchy where things are very ordered, very Apollonian. There's no balance; the Dionysian side has all but disappeared from society. I have very little Apollonian in me, besides a love of thinking, but I long for nature and fluidity and life and spirituality. But my question is this: do you think that's selfish? To leave completely, live off the land, etc, not stick around to try and make any changes to this damaged system? I think change to a system is almost useless; it all has to do with the minds of the people, but what can be done about that when people are so brainwashed by the media and procedure? (I know, another generalization, but really seems that way!) Anyways, I don't think it's selfish, and I wouldn't say that I'm running away from work or obligations, I'm just trying to live. But I'm curious about what you all think! Is there away to combine change and the eschewing of society? Do you think we have an obligation to make change? If anyone has left society for a period of time, what encouraged you to do so? As a side note, I'm so excited to explore other ways of living and finally meeting some people who feel as I do!