Im going to have a bit of ramble, but this subject deserves rambling over. Ive found as ive got older there is a strong encouragement to fall in line. People talk about living their lives, but how can it be called living when so many people work through their days only to then sleep and get up for another day of mindless routine? Not because they want to, but because its expected of them.
I don't want a crazy and exciting life, i just want one of my own... does this make sense??
Well you are still young enough to do some thing about it.
Many people do not wake up to that reality until their 30's - 40's and then stuck in their rut.
The "mid-life crisis" is the pretty name for the ugly event.
So while a person is young then that is the time to make your escape plans.
You can go to college and pick your own occupation, or make plans for your self employment, or build your own company, or move to some third world Country were people are allowed to be free living - because it is not allowed in the USA.
This is no kidding - you plan and start now while you are young or else the system will eat you and suck out your life just as it has done to most of our population.
You are fortunate in seeing the problem, but doing some thing about it is the challenge.