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Poor by Choice!
...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.
1st-Jan-2007 05:38 am (UTC)
i'm glad that my choices could be exquisite joy to someone.

i have a close friend who promises she will accompany me, though i am not foolish enough to count on it.
however, i have begun networking with people of similar ambitions and i've made a few friends who are successfully living my dream as i write.
my parents support me, though blindly. they are treating it like something to "get out of my system" rather than a lifestyle, but their intentions are pure and i can count on them, even if i can't count on them to agree with me.

i have less of a structured plan and more of a wish list.
i've experimented with theft for survival, dumpster diving, makeshift shelters and the like.
any suggestions on the plan-making front?
1st-Jan-2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Count on becoming bored and having to find new ways to occupy all the free time you suddenly have.
For me it was in part for political reasons that I did it and I found it made all the sense in the world to fill my days with volunteering for worthy causes.
Do you like being in Vegas. I might recommend finding a place more hospitable to the self-exile.
2nd-Jan-2007 04:52 am (UTC)
i'm hoping to spend the time reading.
i go to school now and i never get to read the good stuff.
and making friends who don't care what kind of car my daddy drives.

there are a lot of things i like about vegas. the middle-class life here is decent but i wouldn't recommend it for the wealthy or the poor, especially the poor by choice.
and never ever raise a child here, folks.
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