If you live anywhere on this planet you’ve probably heard the buzz over the so-called downshifting. More and more successful businessmen, artists and average office workers decide to leave the habitual environment and re-locate to the rural areas. Some people say that downshifting is for chickens and losers. Others believe that’s the only way to stay away from global social and economical issues and be really free and independent. Actually, villages are not the only place where people can go if tired of their lifestyles. Apparently, many folks reckon that the escape will solve their problems and mere re-location alone is enough to start over. But what makes these people leave? Let’s try to classify the reasons.