Modern times aren’t easy. That’s for sure. But is it so bad, that we should consider moving to a lonely island, such as Elliðaey shown above, the most northeastern of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) in the South of Iceland with two houses and behold a population of five inhabitants?
Living in such a way, would of course be interesting for all those of us, that would enjoy their life in solitude, but would it be worth it for the rest of us?
1. You have next to no risk of becoming the victim of a terrorist attack
This might sound rather grim but it’s the truth. While the rest of us, especially those that live in the bigger cities, need to face the possibility of an attack, someone living on an island will not be threatened by that. Terrorists want to strike the most people possible, so an island with a very low number of inhabitant will not be their target.
2. You don’t have to deal with all the political crap going on at the moment
Another rather convincing fact is that you won’t be effected with whatever they do in politics. To me it sometimes seems as if people can’t deal with all the crises at the moment. They try to ignore the problems by turning more and more racist. A good example for that circumstance is the Brexit. Great Britain is a country so scared of foreign immigrants that it seceded from the EU, without considering the harm that it might do to their economy as well as reputation.
This also applies to the elections in the US in the future. This, in my opinion, will turn out to be a decision for who is the least bad.
So why not go live on a lonely island, while everyone else has to deal with this.
3. You own a boat
Let’s leave the unreasonable politics and turn to the cool parts of living on an island.
You will most likely own a boat! If you don’t, I feel really sorry for you! Living on an island like Elliðaey that is so far away from the next supermarket, will not be fun with no way to reach it!
4. You don’t need to deal with annoying neighbors
Everyone that has neighbors that are super intrusive understand this. They freak at every little thing you do. If your children are a little to loud they threaten you with calling the police. When you mow you lawn they are mad because they want to take a nap. When you don’t trim your trees they scream at you when just one leaf finds its way into their garden and of course you should never play with a ball on your property because if it accidentally lands on their’s, you will never get it back since they will file a complaint should you ever enter their plot of land.
In that case a solitary island will solve all your problems.
5. You always have an excuse why you don’t contact people and they can’t reach you
If you are like me, you sometimes enjoy not being reachable. Not your mom, friends, grandma or boss can just call and tell you things you need to do. Excuses like, that you were in an area without service or your phone battery died usually don’t work. But if you live that far away from society these reasons automatically make sense.
This will have the disadvantage that you will most likely not have a telephone wire nor WiFi access at all, but everything has a dark and a bright side.
6. You can throw large partys
This would be my primary reason for moving that far out. Everywhere you live you need to turn the music down since you don’t want somebody to call the police because of noise disturbance. SHOUTOUT to all my neighbors for being such party poopers!