I’ve done things like that – NOT the extreme of the last paragraph but the rest? Yeah. It *is* a _very_ powerful way to re-evaluate your life and significance. Probably not good if you’re someone with suicidal tendencies: you have feel secure enough in yourself to do this.
You can also make your own gravestone online or write your birth /death dates. You can put ???? for death date. or “Unknown”, or “Missing in Action” or “Last seen..”
I “disappear” from people sometimes but it’s usually more accidental than anything. I’ll be on a network constantly and suddenly, stop. I’ll be on another network for a few weeks or a month and then come back. People get VERY upset sometimes. I don’t mean to, so nowadays when I stop using a network as much, I pop in every few days to say something and go off again.
But others I disappear completely of off. I’ve been off of Snapchat, Kik and Skype for two-three years ago, after being heavily involved in them. So for any friends only on those networks I might as well have died.
I left because they were time sucks.
A long term experiment I’ve been on is “What would the world be like if I’d never been born?” and behave accordingly.
I do that with certain people (in real life) – allowing them to live their lives WITHOUT me. It’s freedom to discover that they do fine if I allow them to do whatever they do themselves without me inserting myself into their situations. [its one where I *thought* I was critical yet still had this strange sensation of being “out of the circle”. and – I *was* only loosely in the circle. My leaving it wasn’t detrimental to them, although some were confused at first, most just carried on as they do just fine without me. It was freedom because I wasn’t emotionally tied to them anymore. Before, they could hurt my feelings. Now they can’t. And in that group, I really *didn’t* matter. _whew_. Freedom!