When I look back at my life I can see I've been happiest at times in my life when I didn't have PC access. My Internet addiction is so chronic I don't see how I could do a job where I need to sit behind a desk and get on with work, with the Internet tempting me. The misery of most jobs would just make me want to retreat into OCD web surfing. Friends say "But surely if you actually had a job, you would just get on with the work you had to do?" The answer I am sure is no, I wouldn't be able to. My attention is so completely shot. I can remember plenty of times when I was younger, temping in corporate environments, and on internships, that I would spend any moment I could surfing the Internet. I didn't care about corporate firewalls or if my usage was being logged. Now, one answer is that I need to learn how to overcome these cravings. I have read and thought highly of an eBook 'Web Rehab' which aims to help you learn how to normalize your Internet usage and overcome OCD surfing. But what if I want to reject a life of sitting in front of a PC all day? What if that is in itself a pretty unhappy way to spend a life, and I decide that I want to be engaging with people in real life instead? I guess you could say that unfortunately if you want to earn a decent salary, you need to be doing a desk job. Or you need significant capital to set up your own company. Also desk jobs in offices are actually quite social, where your fellow workers are from similar backgrounds. What made my past experiences particularly bad were the years I spent working from home, where I really did have nobody to talk to, and retreated into my addictions. I feel like I'm too old and my resume is too scatty for me to be able to get onto a desk-job career path. My education is top tier, but that's a long time ago now, and I would be competing against scores of fresh-faced graduates without my problems. I live in a big city, so maybe it wouldn't be impossible for me to find a job that didn't involve the Internet. I don't want to be a teacher or work in a bar or a restaurant. I can't see myself training as a plumber or electrician. I don't have a driving license. I'm not sure if anyone would hire me to be a shop assistant. Hmmm, what's left? Has anyone else here considered looking for work that doesn't involve Internet access?