The Regretful Adventurer?
July 15, 2009 2:10 PM Subscribe
Any stories, published or personal, about those who've taken the road less traveled... and regretted it?
posted by The otter lady to society & culture (18 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm looking to undergo a large life change; I'm planning to sell or give away everything I own, and go off in search of adventure and self-discovery.
While I'm looking forward to it, and I can find any number of books or stories where people who have done something like this have described it as the best experience of their lives, I can't help but think there must be quite a lot of people who've "dropped out" and then been desperate to drop back in again. Realizing that they'd rather be in a cubicle than in the Peace Corps, finding that going to Tibet to become a monk was really NOT what they wanted, etc.
Are there any books or stories like this, or does anyone have any personal anecdotes to give me?
(I've read "Into the Wild", but McCandless apparently didn't actually -regret- what he'd done until he was pretty clearly dying)