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...because living for money is a horrible way to live
i was born into a middle-class family. i am seventeen, and i go to a… 
31st-Dec-2006 01:27 pm
i was born into a middle-class family.
i am seventeen, and i go to a school that costs 9,000+ dollars per year.
so why am i here?

this summer i am dropping my lifestyle of shopping sprees and reveling in a disposable income to live homeless, dumpster dive, hitch rides, and sleep in cardboard dumpsters.
not because i think it'd be a laugh and a smashing good time, but because i'm tired of being around people who care more about the label in my pants than the thoughts in my head.
i'm here for support, because everyone i confide in is freaking out.
i'm hoping for someone to refrain from warning me of the dangers. i know. i'm hoping for someone to embrace my decision instead of passing off my ambition as a childish fantasy.

i hope that this is the place i can get what i'm hoping for.
26th-May-2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
i commend your desires thats cool that you dont want to be tamed and tied down by corporate life or anything else you wouldnt want.
I'm at about the same point as you, and am not actually on the streets yet but am in the activist scene. what i can gather so far is belonging to the community is crucial, especially if your a girl- you do want to be safe.you can sleep in public parks and go to shelters if the weather is too bad, be wary of them wanting to diagnose or drug you though. And its not true that no one will care about what you think, on the contrary, that way you'll find the kind of people who would be interested. people who stop and talk to the homeless dont necessarily give a fuck about the social norms and theres plenty like that out there.
sorry that was so long
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