Ultimately, I want to be a monk, for life.
However, (1) I don't have my mother's permission and (2) I don't have a penny to my name.
So, my plan is this. First of all I need money. To earn money, I need a job. The only job I can ever do is make websites. So my plan is to attend web design courses (which I've already paid for (well my mum paid, not me)), then become a web designer - for at least 5 and at most 15 years, earn lots of money, then give all that money to my mum, sort of as a bribe, so that she can allow me to be a monk, and then I can ordain.
I will be attending web design courses in England later this year. I also want to work as a web designer there. And also, if possible, I want to be a monk there.
I used to want to be a monk in Thailand, but there are certain issues with that, i.e. having to learn a new language from scratch, new culture, visas, etc.
My question is, how feasible is it to be a monk in the UK?
Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.