I'm just going to talk from my perspective, which is based in Western culture. Obviously it may not be the same for everyone, but I imagine if you have an internet connection and are viewing this thread then you have probably been through some of what is below. Life is simple, it's actually very easy. You go to school/high-school/college/university for your formative years and are given the opportunity to learn a lot about the going's on on this planet. This prepares you for your next stage - finding a job and a suitable career. Once you are able to do this you can bring home money to feed yourself, clothe yourself and keep yourself warm. If you do it well enough you can bring home enough money to cover your expenses and have money over to spend on materialistic goods. After a while you have worked long and hard enough that you no longer need to leave your home vacant all day just to keep ownership of it. In fact, you've hit a stage where you can stop working and live the rest of your life enjoying all that you have accomplished, in a home with belongings you have earned and paid for throughout your life (well done you). I once read a quote that hit me really hard, it is pretty much the inspiration (if you could call it that) for this thread. “Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” Am I missing something? Because to be totally honest I don't want to do this, I'm afraid to do this, and frankly I'd rather die than do this. I don't want to grow up, I want to give up. Thank you for reading my post.