From the Forums: Modern Day Thoreaus

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Ying is thinking about a change:

For many years now, I've been dreaming about retreating from society and live somewhere away from cities and civilization and modernity, living a very simple, peaceful, pure life in total harmony with nature--that'd be paradise for me, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Recently, I'm seriously considering to actually do it. But this is a huge life change, and there are many doubts and uncertainties, naturally, plus safety concerns...So it has occured to me to see if there are like-minded people out there, thinking the same things, or better yet, having actually done it.

So what do you think? Can Thoreau make a 21st century comeback? Join the conversation.