How many of you have considered the fact that 90% of what you do and how you life goes seems to be based on the unwritten societal norm? Society tells us that we go to high school, go to college, get a job, get married, work till we are 65 or so, retire, and finally annoy the younger generations with long stories about how life used to be and suck up social security money. Those that dieviate from this plan are considered lazy, strange, and so on. We are told by those around us what we should like, what we should do for fun, who we should hang out with. None of this appeals to me. I made the mistake of following the world up till now, and it has driven me to the point of insanity. I am almost done with college, still not sure what the hell I did here. I am not a typical college student, I don't go to many parties, don't hang out with the college crowd. I work on my jeep, fight fires, and repair shit. I haven't dated in a while, partially since I can't find a girl worth dating, partially since I frankly don't want the limit on my life. From here I have no clue where to go. Quite frankly my plan so far is to move where I want to be, stay single and work a job with the sole reason of making enough to provide the basics for the rest of my life. I think if I do it right I can have enough saved by the time I am 45 or so to stop having to work to pay for housing, food, and so on. From that point I will only work to afford my next project. So is there any reason I can't do it my way? Why are we such slaves to the norms?