Personal Freedom — Going “Off the Grid”



What is personal freedom? You may ask.  If you must ask that question, you are sorely in need of finding answers to it.  As well, going “off the grid” may be a new phrase to you.  Chances are that it won’t be foreign to you for long, as this type of lifestyle is expected to gain more and more followers in the future.  Let’s examine the potential for living this lifestyle.


Personal freedom means you find ways to escape the normal stresses of daily life in the society in which we live right now.  Work, work, work.  Money, money, money.  More, more, more.  You may find that “more, more, more” is “less, less, less” when it comes to living a life that is meaningful to you.  People are in such a hurry as they struggle to adhere to the catch phrase, “time is money!”  No, time is the health and wealth (not in monetary terms) of your body, mind, and spirit.  Misplaced notions about responsibility to society may be weighing you down.  Do you “have” to “keep up with the Joneses?”  No.  Does society like to make you believe you need to do the same things that everyone else does?  Yes.  That’s how the cycle gets perpetuated.


Going “off the grid” means, basically, living a life independent of public utilities and other “modern conveniences.”  This way of living is gaining momentum and popularity primarily dusolar-panel-1424264e to the fact that the “normal” way most people live today has become just entirely too stressful.  People are finding that their quality of life has taken a remarkable downturn.  That’s just not right.  Life is short; make the most of it.  Benefits of going off the grid include:

  • Self-reliance
  • To live greener
  • To be a responsible steward of the environment
  • Give you more control over your finances


The market for new and improved energy solutions has grown dramatically over the last decade.  As well, prices for items, such as a solar panel, have decreased significantly over the last 10 years.  You may also explore energy alternatives that come from wind turbines or hydro energy.  Water wells can also be extremely beneficial to your off-the-grid lifestyle.

It takes courage to jump off the hurry-scurry path that takes you to an 8-5 job every day, but what might you gain from the change?  Wouldn’t you like to find out?