If you let them, society will gladly take away all your personal thoughts, philosophies, morals and self-esteem, and replace it with their own standards based on competition, greed and materialism. A simple life-style isn’t good for the economy. That’s why life is such a fight to stay out of this conformity. You can’t really leave society, as there is only one to choose from, but you don’t have to dance to their music. It’s called freedom.
Sereno Sky, the “Lonely Traveller” novels