Currently I am seventeen and hopefully have many youthful years ahead of me. I should be done with college in 3 years time, and at that point I am faced with a dilemma. To travel the world and gain a lifetime of experience or to start a career, join the 9-5 ratrace and work till my dying days trying to fund a superfluous lifestyle- the only benefit of that is having a family. While my future life plans haven't solidified yet, the only guaranteed will be attending college debt free to acquire an education. From there I am free to do as I want. If I plan to travel the world I can travel light, essentially backpacking across multitudes of countries. Visiting new places, partying with locals, learning new things, lifetime experiences and stories to tell, eating exotic foods, and enjoying life. All I need to fund this pursuit is 20-30 usd. Currently I am in the position of generating 100-200 dollars a day via internet marketing for 2-3 hours of work daily. The rest of the money would go directly into savings. Thus, I am guaranteed a steady stream of income whenever there is internet. The vagrant lifestyle seems so appealing. The time to see the world is now, but I don't know if backpacking for the foreseeable future is the right decision. Should I sacrifice responsibility of a career and a family to enjoy my life as a single man? The benefits and experiences to be had traveling seem to outweigh the "American Dream" that most college grads will end up busting their *** trying to fund. I can shed the burden of it and enjoy my life since I have only one. What would you do?