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    yeah, I don't see eye to eye with my parents.
    I have three younger siblings all crazy.

    my grades in school are mad good... 95 average... I am in 11th grade. 17 years old, 18 July 3rd.

    tons of great friends, involved in my school's music department...

    anyway, my whole life, even when people are accepting of me, I never seem to fit in anywhere.

    I'm sure all kids want to be things like Jedi Knights, power rangers, some rebel taking over a corrupted government... and the list could go on forever

    but I still do. I really feel like I live in the wrong country or century... or something like that... I want to run away and end up in something where I can fight for the greater good, but remain detached from the world... "A true hero ends up alone."

    I get what I want is lonely, and that sucks... but I need true freedom, or I don't know how I'll ever be happy

    I want wild, icy freedom

    or maybe just run away to some southern state and live on a farm with horses... work on the farm and finish high school... then use college to escape.


    So I'm sure I sound insane... but have any advice or guidance?

    anyone else ever feel this way? or just me?

    I always seem to be the exception

  • #2
    Re: run away for adventure... well not really, except seriously

    I feel like that a lot.... My advice? Finish highschool first, maybe get a college education first as well. No one follows a hero who is a minor and a drop out.... A college grad? Much more likely.

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    • #3
      Re: run away for adventure... well not really, except seriously

      I feel the exact same way. I get great grades, I make tons of friends... But I don't care! I guess there is an instinct in everybody (or at least some) that drags away from the sleeping crowd, to go wild.
      Yesterday, I asked my friends where and when they would rather be born if they could choose anything, and they couldn't imagine anything but present time where they were. I couldn't believe it, since I wish myself to the Scottish highlands in 1304 (William Wallace etc.) or something like that. As Tyler Durden says in Fight Club: We have no great depression, no great war, no great nothing. We live in the most boring period of history. So some seek away from this, such as Christopher McCandless, who wandered to Alaska. As Ernest Hemingway said: "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know". Then perhaps intelligent people are the only ones realizing all this.

      You're not alone.

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      • #4
        Re: run away for adventure... well not really, except seriously

        some times i want to go to a happy place my uncle in texas has a farm

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        • #5
          Re: run away for adventure... well not really, except seriously

          Hello,

          Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us at this time. We truly appreciate your story and wish the best for you. Your situation is very unique in that you sound very creative with what you want to see happen in your life. We hope that you can try to avoid being so hard on yourself because you do not sound "insane" in that you desire freedom. We imagine there is a lot happening in your life that make you write to us for support and we are glad that you did. We feel for you indeed and wish to help.

          We are happy for you that with your success in school and all you have accomplished so far. You seem to have that covered with your percentile average. It sounds great with people's acceptance of you also. We imagine it is not easy to feel like you do not fit anywhere. What about your music department? Your music sounds interesting. What kinds of music are you into and enjoy playing? Do you belong to a band? How often do you attend sessions?

          You also seem to have an amazing imagination. You have a great understanding on what kids want. However, we want the best for you and wish the world for your safety. We hope you can all us for some support at our 24 hour hotline. We can be reached at 1800RUNAWAY for ideas on how to remain safe or someone to chat with in person about what is going on. Do you have plan for what you want to do? Have you discussed any of these issues with anyone? Do you have a trusted adult in your life? Do you feel you have to run away to make a difference in the world?

          It sounds like you have a big heart. Do you feel you can give of yourself without investing fully in the act? We hear how important it is to you to want to feel detach from everyone when you feel you do not fit in with a certain group. You are onto something with he "true hero ends up alone" but heroes can surround themselves with lots helpful resources and honest people to turn to as well. So in a way you are never really a lone because you have us for support. You can always count on us to be your "sidekick" and we will do our best to arm you with helpful tips to navigate the world, whether you travel alone or with someone else. We wish you all the best in your upcoming adventures and hope you can still give us a call. Good luck.

          -NRS
          Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

          National Runaway Safeline
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          • #6
            Re: run away for adventure... well not really, except seriously

            So I wrote out a really long reply... then my computer crapped out on me... &&it's 11:30pm and I still have hmwrk... >.<

            So, I will try to rewrite my reply tomorrow, but most of all: thanks everyone for listening and commenting. nice to know I am no completely alone in the way my mind is wired

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            • #7
              Re: run away for adventure... well not really, except seriously

              Hello,

              We truly wish the best for you and appreciate your bravery. We imagine it is not easy to go through this issue alone but we are glad to see that you recognize that you are not alone. We are always here for you when you need us and look forward to hearing from you soon. We are here for you 24 hours a day. We are confidential and anonymous. We see that you are doing what you have to and we are happy for you. Please continue to strive for excellence and keep hope alive. Good luck.

              -NRS
              Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

              National Runaway Safeline
              [email protected] (Crisis Email)
              1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

              Tell us what you think about your experience!
              https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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