That's why I'm so bored. This society that I live in would have me be content with small, easily won pleasures like a good meal, an entertaining movie, or a good screw. But I want more. I want to transcend my own finitude and become more than human; more than just some hairless primate trapped in it's own skin. If I could have one superpower, it would be shapeshifting.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
The body is finite, but the mind is infinite.
To be an infinite being trapped in a finite form; that is painful.
I'm not writing this just for you because my guess is that you couldn't care less what replies are given here. But I feel I have something to say about the things you have written and that might somehow be meaningful for someone.
My point would be that until you see amazingness in the ordinary then you have no chance of realizing 'the big thing'. Ordinary experience is so fresh it's shocking. When you look at fresh experience then it's too fast for society to get a hold of - so society can't get at your fresh experience. Experiences and awareness (regardless of the content) can't be owned. Even if they locked you away in a prison or mental hospital they still couldn't stop or imprison the freshness of experience.
Society and the truths you rightly deride are just stale concepts, but unfortunately your idea of expansion is also a stale concept. Look at fresh experience because that's the place of freedom. Society - religion-politics-philosophy-science are the stale concepts you add to your experience. Don't add anything to experience and you have moved away from conditioning. Renunciation is nothing other than not adding to experiences. You don't run away or join a group or build eco-houses - you just look at the freshness of experience without adding wishes and wants. That is if you want to be free. But my guess is that you are more interested in enlarging yourself. This isn't necessarily a criticism because I guess most of us at Dharma Wheel are interested in personal enlargement in some sense. But there is freedom. You just have to know where to look for it. Just know that freedom is 'fresh'.