I don't want to get too deep, but life is what you make of it.
Okay, I guess I chose my words poorly (I’ve never approached it from that angle; I just thought others would get it better, but basically it’s me grasping at straws trying to explain why I would do this without being able to understand why some wouldn’t) but that is basically what I meant.
adventure in life is not absent unless you choose it to be so.
I will make the best of any situation, even if I have to go back to America for some reason. It is just in my nature to see all the good points about whatever life throws my way. That doesn’t mean I don’t see the bad things, I just compartmentalize them and take them for what they are.
Other people value family connections more than I do or have their own personal reasons for one negative side weighing more to them than it does to me, and no one answer I give could explain this away to every single person who has their own reasons for not wanting to do it.
Reading my own post out-of-context I can see that conclusion, but no, I am not depressed (I find it ridiculous to even have to say that).
some of the things you've said/posted, it seems more like you are depressed and I just don't think it's because you live on earth. Just make sure you aren't doing this because you are trying to run away from something here on earth.
If anything it is the exact opposite—I’m worried a bit about leaving behind the amazing life I already have. If I don’t make it to the finals in Mars One I will be prepared to return right back to this life (explaining to my bosses about why I am leaving and making a deal to ensure reasonably being hired back, etc.)
“Life is what you make of it” was basically my whole point, just twisted into the context of death on Mars (very bad idea to try to even attempt).
Until now I have accomplished all of my dreams since I was a child because I never stop pursuing them. Because the quality of your life and what you do with it is entirely in your hands. I am in my favorite city working for an awesome game company on awesome games, plus gaining popularity in media (just finished filming a movie to be released next year). Trust me when I say I am not running from anything, and pretending I have been dealt a crap hand in life would be absolutely insulting to those who really do have it rough.