History will not judge us kindly.
In 2008 I left my job, girlfriend, friends, and family behind to do so. It's tough but it's possible.
(For example: 24, Almost Human, Batman...almost too many to list. It's funny to watch the second Rambo movie and ask yourself if there's any difference at all between the russians in afghanistan in the 80's and the US there in the 00's.)