Recently someone I knew from the David Icke forums and lived in Down Under decided to delete his gmail account.
By the time I saw his email, just 4 hours after he had sent it, he had made good on his promise in this email, part of his larger goal of living off the grid or 'in the boonies' as people there like to say.
He had a less than desirable childhood, and subsequent interactions made him decide to further isolate and insulate himself. Somehow he found an opportunity to live without having to go through the trouble interacting with people.
Demands on the individual from society at large has crossed the line into the downright intrusive and destructive a long time ago.
We are programmed to conform, starting with the elementary/primary school uniforms and ridiculous short trousers made of plastic.
And then we are put in groups, usually with people we have mixed relationships with that causes us stress when it comes to working in this artificial environment that is human society.
Such an arrangement would have worked in the past, but in the mechanical, soulless, programmed 'modern' world, living, working and interacting with a large majority of people can be as hazardous as air pollution.
I see minimizing contact with others, especially those who think they own you and therefore have a right to dictate how you live and how you eat, as much as possible as the way to discovering oneself.
Otherwise forever having to put up a front so as to conform is just self-destructive and removes the only real reason for living.