I agree with Nietzsche, writing is only worthwhile when it written with the author's blood, metaphorically speaking. To truly bleed out all of what lurks inside the mind onto the page, to see it come to life, to feel that tingling in your hair at the excitement of putting ink to paper or keystrokes to type, it is a marvelous thing.
The ideal city of the future should be designed following the guidelines of "The Venus Project". "The Venus Project" is a non-profit organization that has been working to bridge the gap between humanity and economic growth/development in a sustainable way.
I am currently seeking a bit of both. I have a lot of time off due to being a teacher and it gives me a lot of time to adventure, but the flip side of the coin is that it takes money to adventure.