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December 5th, 2016
A letter to my partens. MY journey begins
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Egget

Egget

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Join Date: 10/15/2006 | Posts: 165

Hello.

Since the community has a wonderful gathering of people who are cool dudes, I want to share my biggest experience so far in my life. I am 18. I am leaving home and wondering off by living totally in the moment.

Here is the letter i sendt to my parents:

Hi.

By the time you have received this e-mail I have already left. I could not risk the chance of explaing this in person, incase you tried to stop me. You might not understand what I mean, and of course I can understand this, so I will explain as good as I can. Read my e-mail carefully, I have spent a long time to write this.

If you feel upset you should pause, then continue reading.Keep in mind I am not under any curcumstances depressed at this moment or simular.

Keep in mind though that I am not stupid.You should know this already. You might think I am stupid doing this but I have my own reasons which will by far be for the greater good. This is something I need to do.

My true self and my own life shall now begin, with no-one interfering. People such as parents always tell their children of own experiences, often giving warnings and if in control stopping their children from doing the same thing. I have always been told what I should , or not should do. Whos life am I then living? Well, not mine atleast.

In the recent time I feel I have become more aware of things I never have before. I now am much more social aware. People think money is success in life. Many think you need money to be happy. This leads to people needing good educations for getting good jobs, provings more money. How much time do you actually spend at school which helps your own growth? You learn about atoms or how 5x = 10 x= 2. What good does this apply in your daily life? This is just a form of training to expand the human mind so you become more "smart". I now know I don't need more education to be smarter. If I wasn't going to do what I am doing now, I would spend 8 hours a day "learning" things I personally have no use for. There are a few exeptions such as economics and English, but spending my "8 hours" on my journy is much, much more worth. I will finally control my own life in peace and do as I want. Money is just an illusion. Humans didnt need money at the start, or we would't of been here today. I will get a job and earn just as much as I truely need, I do not wish to be a millionaire or a Proffesor in Maths. I want to be William.

I now can never think of any negative things which come from my own choices in life now. What I self choose will always be a positive experice either by learning by my own mistakes, or by rewards. There is no downside.

You are still reading not knowing what I have planned. I have planned to travel by myself to explore the world today. It might only be a "pause" such as in I will return, or I might find out this is who i actually am, and contine to explore more and more of the world today. I will help people in need as much as I can who I meet in my journey, and will have the best time in my life, so do not even dare to feel angry or upset towards me. When the time is right I will contact you again.

What about your life in xxcencoredxx you might ask. Yes. I have thought of it all. I will use my car to start my traveling and have packet exactly what I need. I cleaned my Hybel at my best, and left all the things I don't need in the "storage" area, such as the computer, stereo etc. So I only ask you one favour; pick up the remaining things and cancel my Hybel subscribtion. I am very sorry you have payed money towards my education, but it only shows you thought it was for my own best since it was hardly affordable. Note I didnt't write "wasted money" since I have learnt SO SO SO much during those years. I don't wan't your money, I need to be able to live my own life.I often feel when i receive money from you their is always a reason, such as you wanting me to do something. It is as they say, nothing is for free. All my stuff you could either keep, give to Lars, or if you find it too hard to keep sell away.

You might blame yourselves for me doing this, but this has only giveing me the opportunity to stand out from the normal crowd. Who wants to live a simple and normal life? How many people do you know have done this journey by themselves at this age? It is the ultimate growth path which very few dare to take. I want to be remembered.

I am sorry pappa I have not been able to tell you about this event as you thought I was coming to the hytte this weekend so you decided to come too. Enjoy your stay and don't change your plans.

You might think how could he survive out there in the cold as it is now winter?
Do not worry, I will not give up my journey so nothing will/can stop me. I will find mulitple places to stay and have already planned it out.

Please keep in mind considering Lars as not forcing him to do things he doesn't wish for truely himself.Let him figure out his own path even though it may be totally different from your own. Everybody is unique. If you try to control too much, there is no self freedom acheived.

I have taken my car savings money and borrowed 1000 kr. Please stop sending me money if you plan too, I will only return it or give it away.

It might feel as you just lost a child, but by far this is untrue. I have now truely started my own life.

Thank you for everything you have done, I know you think you have tried to do your best to care about me.

If you still don't understand what I mean, I want you to watch a movie called "Into the wild" which Lars knows of. Watch it and understand it carefully. This is the closest I can relate to exept I will not live in the wildlife (yet?).

Best wishes for your own future and please do not make this event stop you from living your happy lives, my life will now be happy aswell. remember that.

Please notify the school I am no longer a member there, so the Stipend money tranferes will stop from lånekassen.

You might think it is hard to read this, but you have no idea how hard it was to write this.

My journey shall now begin :)



If there are others who feel the same or have already done it feel free to post. I will keep a journal and will write down from day to day, and post on this thread when I have the chance.

Peace
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Shit.

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I have very mixed feelings about this.
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nayru

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thats cool man, a lot of people talk about doing things like this but never have the balls to run with it. Kudos. One thing though, mentioning the movie "into the wild" was probably a horrible idea since the movie has a very very tragic ending...and this might freak ur parents out royally.
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Mild Seven

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Join Date: 04/23/2007 | Posts: 209

I like that you are unequivocal about doing what you want -- departing on your journey. But why a letter? Why not tell them directly?

I told my parents directly when I left the first time. They argued and fought with me about it, but I did what I wanted anyway and they had to accept it--because I was going no matter what. And I think it made me stronger to stand up to them for the first time and be unwavering.
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besserwisser

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Hey man!

You have borrowed money to travel. You left university/school. You have limited money. You do what you want.

Sounds cool in the first place BUT what will you do when you run out of money?

Couldn't you travel without "running away" ? I don't want to hold you back but I just wanna make sure you have a plan and a plan B.

Good luck and you will make it.
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Flower

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Shit. Wrote:
I have very mixed feelings about this.


ditto.

I'm not one to judge but why didnt you just speak to your parents about this? you're 18 and an adult, they have no power over you to stop you, they've raised you for 18 years, your probably owe them that, but really i don't know the situation.

And have you ever tried sleeping rough mate? It's no-where near as romantic as you might think. The film 'into the wild' is beautiful but i think you're missing one cruicial point, he dies in the end saying "hapiness is nothing unless shared" which i think is very true. The rest of it was great but just don't be going alone into the wilderness with no knowledge of how to survive, it can't end well.

Personally i'm going to save some money before travelling the world, using inter-rail and staying in tents/youth hostels. But everyone has their own path.

Anyway, enjoy you're time traveling the world mate, peace and love.
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Frame

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Fuck, why not.
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Android

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Takes balls my friend.

Details on where you plan to go or at least a basic outline of your journey?
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genki

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sigh, another youngen taking tyler too seriously.
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rOrO_thugin

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that is awesome
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Egget

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Join Date: 10/15/2006 | Posts: 165

15 nov 08


Hello!

I am now sitting in a library eating breakfast and writing about my journey so far.
It has only been one day, for me it seems as it has been much much more.

Sometimes I find it really weird, to think that I actually did it- it was just a past thought in the past and it now has become reality.

The feeling I feel is amazing, it really is undescribable. A feeling of total freedom makes my vibes super chill drawing people into my space.
To get to this library I had to ask for directions. The people I asked smiled with great pleasure and were more than happy to help me out. I guess they saw all my blankets and cloth/food bags in the car. This really shows how people do help other people in need, even though it was just a question of directions.

I can tell you a little bit more where my journey has taken place so far. But for reasons I wont tell the exact location. It is in Norway, in a city Sandefjord where I left of from. I have now traveled to Oslo, the captial.

I have some connections here where I could crash at, but I wanted to first test if it was possible to sleep in my car. During night it was frost outside, so I used all my available blankets and sheets to put over me to keep warm. The motor had to be off, since i have to save as much money as possible.

Today is a new day, and the sleep was great. I need to think of every available resource which is free which I can use, such as a shower, water etc.
I feel this journey makes you realize much more in everything you experience Maybe it is the feeling of being a whole new level independent.

I will be going now, time goes much faster now than before.


Peace
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