Man I totally feel what you said bout the city madness, each point of it.. What can I do to escape ? I grew up and lived most of my life here, I know there is a way out but keep feeling stuck -_-
any general advice ?


Ott responded on 08/13/2018

I'm not sure how to advise you, but for myself I just found a cheap house in the country, grabbed my studio and my cats, said goodbye to all my friends and left. That was in 1998.

Four years later I started releasing records and never looked back. Two years after that I met my wife and two years after that we had a daughter. Two years after that we moved to Spain and two years after that we moved back to the UK.

Cities are expensive and distracting. There's always something to do, which is entertaining in the short-term but ultimately I found it unfulfilling.

Time moves slower in the country. I found my focus shifted away from constantly distracting myself with drugs and parties and taxis and pizzas, and I became more amenable to stuff like walking and fresh air and quiet contemplation. The lack of noise, air and light pollution brought health benefits almost immediately and the greater distances between things meant I took more exercise by default.

I recommend it.

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