Honestly just wish I was born in a tribe

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If I could press a button and have been born as a tribes person I wouldn't flinch for a second. I honestly wouldn't care if I never accessed the internet again. As long as I had a tribal life similar to the Navi people, I would be the happiest man on the planet. Friendships would we easier, relationships would be simplier, we'd play and exercise and mate. My dream, to be human. Instead of whatever I am now.

The modern world has just messed up my life and i'm really upset about it. Of course I take some responsibility for my situation but I just know I would have been better off in the Amazon.

It took me 20 years of conditioning to finally realize who I am. That I don't want a uni degree and a subsequent modern job, I don't want to eat meat, game online, or even watch movies (As much as I love Avatar).

I had friends in school, but I was just never interested in drinking or partying or socializing at all. I wasn't very close with anyone and just kinda floated through life without a care. Well now I have nothing, no friends or relationships or anything. I sit in my parents house all day long.

The thing about school friendships, it's all forced interaction, so when school ends.... people just drift away. The modern world is just less intimate. Family just consists of a partner and kids, wheras we used to live with dozens of people.

I'm not really depressed, just kinda sitting here like "I just don't know what to do" I know most people here love Avatar, and I would love to live on pandora too, but for me its not about any particular planet or location. I just wasn't designed for the 21st century and I can feel it from head to toe.

does anyone else have similar thoughts/feelings?

thanks for reading
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Hi abluenavionpandora,

Certainly, lots of people - on this site and elsewhere - have had similar thoughts and feelings. I wish I could tell you that there was an easy solution to your situation, but there's no one right answer for each of us. I suppose the best that each of us can do is change our own living situation to the best of our ability, and positively affect the people around us to the best of our ability as well. I think one thing I thought about a lot around the first time I saw the movie was what kind of people I like to be around - who my own "clan" would be. Maybe ask yourself: who would yours be, and where might you find them?

I don't know if you've seen it yet, and I know you're not depressed, but nonetheless check out the thread Ways To Cope With The Depression Of The Dream Of Pandora Being Intangible, and see if there's anything in there that seems relevant to you. It's a 24-page thread, but it's full of posts from people who have gone through similar feelings that you have, and many of them try to come up with solutions through their posts.


First, I'd like to say Kaltxi and Welcome to Tree of Souls! I'm sure you'll find some like-minded people here.:hi:

I do understand where you're coming from, and I sympathize/empathize.
Oel ngati kameie.
I do hope you're able to find the right path for you. Don't give up!
Eywa ngahu.