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1. Posted by Najune (Budding Member 3 posts) 37w Star this if you like it!

I hate this stupid freaking town...ugh I wish I could runaway from this place...
Damn it I don't have a passport or money...

2. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 295 posts) 37w 1 Star this if you like it!

I bet everyone who posts about their travels on this site (and elsewhere) here has felt exactly the same at some point. I know I certainly did.

Study & work hard, get work to get money, save up as much as you can, get a passport and then you (like those of us who wanted to) will be able to get away from your 'stupid freaking town'.

3. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 675 posts) 37w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

I bet everyone who posts about their travels on this site (and elsewhere) here has felt exactly the same at some point. I know I certainly did.

I do not agree. I don't think you can get anything important out of travel until you are comfortable and knowledgeable about where you start from. Unless you are clinically depressed (which is another thing entirely) there's nothing to be gained by complaining about where you are. If you have food and a roof over your head and are not being abused, then you have nothing to complain about. Boredom is on you, not on the place you are living.

Quoting leics2

Study & work hard, get work to get money, save up as much as you can, get a passport and then you (like those of us who wanted to) will be able to get away from your 'stupid freaking town'.

I do agree with this.

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 37w 1 Star this if you like it!

Which town in India are you talking about (it is marked as being about India)? What keeps you there and why don't you have a passport? Unless you are 12 I don't know what you are talking about.

5. Posted by Najune (Budding Member 3 posts) 37w Star this if you like it!

For you all
You don't understand about my situation or this freaking town or me
I don't have money bcz I can't go to job
I can't go to job cuz my parents say so..
There's no difference between me and someone who is in a prison
I can't take my passport bcz I can't apply for that...
Without my parents permission
And I asked and they said "you don't need one"

6. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 295 posts) 37w Star this if you like it!

Najune, unless you tell us about your situation you can't expect us to know about it, can you?

Are you actually writing from a location in India? Or did you choose the location at random? Maybe you meant Indiana?

How old are you? Unless we have at least some idea of your age we cannot really help with suggestions.

Grandma: I think you misunderstood my point. It's a very rare teenager/young person indeed who hasn't felt 'trapped' in their hometown at some point. Perhaps you were lucky enough to be one of the rare exceptions.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Oct-2017, at 12:18 by leics2 ]

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5235 posts) 37w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

Are you actually writing from a location in India? Or did you choose the location at random? Maybe you meant Indiana?

Najune's profile indicates they live in "Madurai, Tamilnadu, India".

I think that means that assuming Western standards for how to approach life, might not be entirely applicable, which means that it might be very hard for most of us to give useful advice.

8. Posted by Vorion (Budding Member 22 posts) 37w Star this if you like it!

Haha

Okay! Madurai is not that bad. I understand the weather is bit hot and streets are narrow. You still can choose your like-minded friends and get along pretty well. Madurai is developing slowly and it doesn't mean there's no progress.
Your parents are being protective and that is understandable! And you haven't mentioned your real age to give a constructive advice.

9. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 675 posts) 37w 1 Star this if you like it!

I understand quite well. Even people that are being held prisoner can stop feeling sorry for themselves and plan. There was a woman here who was captured, chained and held in a locked cabin -she had two children by her captor. She schooled the children, and eventually, after many years, he slipped up and she escaped.

10. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 492 posts) 37w 3 Star this if you like it!

There was a woman here who was captured, chained and held in a locked cabin -she had two children by her captor. She schooled the children, and eventually, after many years, he slipped up and she escaped.

I think that is a slightly extreme example but it also comes down to how law enforcement works. There are still a lot of places where if you are in an abusive situation like being held captive where after running away the police take you straight back or negotiate with your family to marry your captor. In situations where the victim is treated like a co conspirater to the crime and there are no support networks for victims it doesn't really leave many viable options

Extreme situation aside I am going to assume (unless the OP is willing to fill in the blanks I can only assume) that perhaps you are from a conservative family that believes children should never leave home until marriage and that might be the root of the claustraphobia. You have expressed a willingness to work and save money for this indulgence but what is stopping you is the laws of the area requiring parental permission for everything and your own parents' dim view on you earning some financially independence at such a young age.

Having a quick Google of Madurai I have to say it seems like an interesting city and perhaps you haven't done enough to truely explore it. I am always finding something new and exciting where I live. In terms of your parents giving you financial independence perhaps you need to demonstrate you are responsible enough for it, because from what I am reading you don't sound very mature. Maybe do some volunteer work, get involved in some clubs or activities or start some project, it will not only alleviate your boredom but show that you are someone who will commit to things, work hard and you are ready to be resposible. It will also expenad you social network which will also open opportunities.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Oct-2017, at 21:17 by Teoni ]