2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Google the story of the Little Red Hen. Fools.
Each site had a propane tank, generators, battery banks, etc. The batteries were very low maintenance, but they were also large, heavy, and expensive. You really don't want to get off the grid until after you have done all you can to get your load minimized. Once that is done, your monthly bills will be low enough that getting off the grid won't make much sense.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.