A life of courage, joy and independence.
Sometimes there’s no better option than escape…
“Hello Kurt, So, I live in a small city. This city is completely surrounded by farm land. As you would assume, Everyone around here works as either a farmer, a truck driver or in construction. This is not me. To me being a blue-collar worker is not an option. I seem to be the only person I know who thinks like this. My mother has worked as a gas pump attendant for 7 years and wants me to do the same thing. My family on my mothers side laughs in my face if I say I want to do anything other than construction, farming or welding. My grandpa who everyone thinks is some insane 98 year old man is the only person who thinks I should get a higher education. Thats because he started his own trucking company when he was 14 and is still here to this day. My dad is afraid of me moving away but he wants me to follow my dreams. We go camping every year and I think that is the only think I will really miss when I leave Canada. I am not happy here at all. This city has the highest crime rate of the entire country. My car gets vandalised on a reguar basis having to replace the soft top 5 times because of kids slashing it open, Gas stolen on a daily basis and getting countless over priced paint jobs I can’t afford due to people scratching it with sandpaper or keys. I finished high school a year ago and have not been able to find a job. Because the crime rate here is so high drugs are rampant. I was made fun of in high school for being the only student who refused to take any drugs. The large spread of drugs leads to employers to think that everyone my age will show up at work high and quit a week in. I’ve been job searching for 3 years without a single interview because of this. Then there is the issue of getting a batchlors degree to be able to work in japan. I can afford it but I honestly don’t think I can handle living here for another 4 years but it might be my only way of leaving this place. Honestly I’m borderline depressed because of how aweful it is living here being talked down to and told to give up and just find a job in construction. I want to take controll of my life and live how I want. Are my goals really that unrealistic?”
Welcome to the LylesBrother blog. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of life with me. I’m available on Facebook and Google+ if you have questions or just want to chat and say hi. I can also be found at the JVLOG forum with other Japan-related content creators. All links are listed below. I look forward to meeting you on-line. Have a great day!
The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.
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