I am a big fan of these ‘escape the modern world’ programmes. I admire people who turn their backs on the conveniences of modern living to pursue a simpler life and get closer to nature. They give up their televisions, the central heating, the internet, supermarkets etc to live a near subsistence life ‘off grid’. They are escaping the ‘mortgage trap’, the ‘job trap’ for something purer and more fulfilling. Good for them, I think.
I do not watch these programmes because this is something I imagine I would ever do myself, mind you. Not at all. I enjoy seeing into the lives of these off-gridders because it helps me appreciate all the things I have – the television, the central heating, the internet, supermarkets etc.
Note: photo from Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash