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Taking a Decidedly Different Path: The Social Significance of Dirtbaggery

Have you heard of dirtbagging? This lifestyle has been around for a long time, but now it is starting to get more traction. If you are confused by what exactly it means—and how you could discover it for yourself—here is a guide to dirtbagging and why its social significance is growing.

Taking a Decidedly Different Path: The Social Significance of Dirtbaggery

What Is Dirtbagging?

Dirtbagging is where someone is completely committed to a particular lifestyle, usually an extreme one like a sport, to the extent that they abandon the norms of society.

This often means they are unemployed or at least do casual employment or are self-employed in order to spend more time pursuing their chosen lifestyle.

Dirtbaggers want to spend every moment of their life pursuing their chosen lifestyle, and they are prepared to give up all of the norms that we expect in modern life.

Why Is It So Popular?

Dirtbagging is growing in popularity because it is a backlash against the aspects of modern life that many people do not enjoy.

It is a way for people to choose a different lifestyle and be free to enjoy that lifestyle without anything stopping them. These are people who want to live their lives, to have amazing experiences, to live life to the full.

They don’t want to conform, and they often prefer to have a strong connection with the outdoors and with nature.

Why Dirtbagging Is Good for Society

Dirtbagging is good for society because through this lifestyle we all see a different way to live life. They provide us with a unique view on life, and they challenge the social norms.

They are anti-establishment, like hippies before them, and they spend most of their time doing what they love. They live for the moment, and this is inspiring even for people who don’t want to become one.

They are also completely dedicated, and they show us the benefits of dedication. For example, they may be incredible at their activities because of how much they dedicate their lives to them.

And they show how great it can be to have less stuff. They do not need personal possessions to be happy, and instead they are happy with what they have.

Overall, they show us that if you want something enough, you can get it. You can achieve what you set out to, and this is an inspirational message.

How to Get Involved

True dirtbagging requires complete commitment, but you may not be ready for that. If not, you may still be inspired by their lifestyle, and you can do it occasionally.

You may need to work to save up for your adventures, or you might want to change jobs so that you are self-employed, giving you more time to pursue your lifestyle.

You could cancel the things you don’t need, like cable and gym memberships, and invest in camping gear instead. You could also learn survival skills, then put them into practice by getting out into nature and surviving.

You may want to have a go at being self-sufficient. Learn how to hunt for food and fish, and also grow your own and forage for food outdoors. Try to get as much as you can for free.

Be Inspired by Dirtbagging

Dirtbagging should be an inspiration, even if you don’t want to do it yourself. But even if you don’t want to become a dirtbagger, take inspiration from their lifestyle and incorporate elements of it into your own life to get more fulfillment.

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About the Author
Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a Realistic Optimist, and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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