Some of my best friends in the world are people I have never met in person. They are part of group of expat writers who write for the same content management company. When I was considering the expat life, they challenged the arguments of the nay-sayers with yay-saying retorts.
I learned something from the experience. If you are considering a radical change in your lifestyle, the people whose opinion for which you ask measures your commitment to the idea. If you are hesitant, you will approach those who live a more cautious lifestyle, but if the Life Less Ordinary truly appeals to you, you will seek the opinions of those who do the same.
This is in no way a value judgement. For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose, but remember, says Warren Miller:
If your don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do!