Let me give you an example: If you go completely solar and cut off your utilities because you no longer need them, that will draw attention from the Powers That Be. Why? Because you’re no longer paying into the forced system. They look for that. That will invite them into your life.
If you’re living in a urban/suburban area, it’s better to leave them hooked up, but reduced in such a way as it is no longer a burden in your life. Pay the absolute minimum instead. $10-$20 a month is a lot better than $500. Maybe the off grid energy solution in your case is to build solar panels (discreetly) install net-metering, and reduce your on-grid energy consumption to nothing. This accomplishes two things:
It doesn’t make you stand out in any way.
You can now use the grid-tie power system as a back-up, not the other way around.
Maybe that off grid energy solution won't work for you. The point is, there is a solution for your situation. You simply have to think it through and act on it. I can give you solutions, but I can't give you motivation.
But it will be up to you to act on the advice given. Of course, some solutions won’t work for everyone but there will be enough solutions in the coming months to radically affect every aspect of your life, and change the way you look at energy forever.
In the “Checklists and Cheat Sheets Section below this video you find a .pdf download which will outline what needs to be done, give you step-by-step instructions, and will form an ongoing plan of action. They are designed so no part of this project should take more than a weekend to accomplish. Turn your off grid energy problem into a off grid solution.