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Old 18-04-2012, 09:38   #76
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Do that for a few years and it becomes not only habit but established personality behaviour. The now twisted view of life ashore becomes morose and cynical and reinforces the original motivation.
First off, saying it's a "twisted" view is pretty ethnocentric. It assumes that life ashore in modern America is the correct way to live and viewing it otherwise is twisted. I'm sure a lot of people living differently in other countries disagree.

Also this guy's only choice is to live anchored away from society and spiral into a depression? He's on a boat. If he doesn't like life in the states he can go elsewhere and find like minded people.

There's plenty expats in the DR or Panama who are quite happy.
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Old 18-04-2012, 10:30   #77
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First off, saying it's a "twisted" view is pretty ethnocentric. It assumes that life ashore in modern America is the correct way to live and viewing it otherwise is twisted. I'm sure a lot of people living differently in other countries disagree.

Also this guy's only choice is to live anchored away from society and spiral into a depression? He's on a boat. If he doesn't like life in the states he can go elsewhere and find like minded people.

There's plenty expats in the DR or Panama who are quite happy.
As a casual CF member in the last few months a few things I have learned:

1.) anjou is a Brit who lives in Malvern, UK
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3.) anjou is quite capable of defending herself
but I also know someone who also slipped into this form of depression and lives today as a "hermit" in Marathon, Florida. Looks like grizzly Adams and you can smell him long before you get near him. He is my first cousin and my tenant of over 35 years. He never recovered from Viet Nam. anjou clearly brought up a subject that most do not want to think or talk about the cycle of depression that so many combat Vets (very similar to cruisers) fall into and cannot escape.
4.) anjou has NEVER been to the USA. Do not see where she even mentioned it in her post.
5.) no one should be attacked for expressing their own viewpoint esp. if they have lived through that scenario either good or bad

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Old 18-04-2012, 12:37   #78
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.................He buys a boat with the dream of sailing away into the sunset and sticking two fingers up to the cruel world..........................
Vive la Difference! Obviously, the man sailing from the life he wishes to escape in the USA would stick one finger up to the cruel world!
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Vive la Difference! Obviously, the man sailing from the life he wishes to escape in the USA would stick one finger up to the cruel world!
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Your worst potential enemy is.........yourself.

IMO sitting on a boat alone or in a cabin in the woods is a symptom - not a cause of someone's problems....

....or could be just their way of having fun!
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