Perhaps this is an odd request, but…
I need suggestions as to what I could do that could be a complete change from my current life. I don’t mean a new job, or a new hobby, but something fundamentally different.
My life is a fairly standard 21 year old American life - still living at home, working a crap part time job, taking classes sometimes when I can, big macs, sitcoms, video games, the whole deal.
Something that would reduce my quality of life would actually be a bonus, as odd as that might sound. For example, going off to some third world country to volunteer to help with food aid or disarming land mines or something (if they even recruit random volunteers for that) would be a viable option.
Joining the military would also be a drastic change - far more drastic than merely changing jobs, as it’s a major life commitment. Also a valid example of what I’m looking for.
This whole consumerist, priviledged, warm, comfy, convenient, drone thing isn’t working out for me. I need to find viable alternative routes. It doesn’t necesarily have to be a permanent thing, but at least something that will last long enough to have a profound impact on my life.