System-distancing is not about physically removing yourself from the System, but about spiritually separating yourself from the System.
Though noble in theory, physically separating yourself from the System is a virtual impossibility. Like it or not, we are all physically connected to the System to some degree or other.
Moreover, nearly all of us rely upon the System to physically survive in this world. Even the most independent, isolated, and self-sufficient homesteaders in the world must turn to the System from time-to-time to ensure their continued viability. Hence, any notion of completely disentangling ourselves from the System in the material sense must be put to rest.
Nevertheless, material dependence on the System does not negate the possibility of spiritual independence from the System.
At first glance, the power dynamics implied by what I have written above appear totally skewed in favor of the System. All the System has to do to make us physically suffer is withdraw the essentials we need in order to live. In this sense, the System literally possesses the power of life and death over each and every one of us.
But this power is limited to our mortal lives in this world and cannot extend beyond that unless we grant it the permission to do so.
The forces behind the System are not really interested in our mortal deaths. One way or another, we will all face physical death in this world.
Spiritual death is what the forces behind the System obsess over.
Though the System possesses the power to hold our physical lives in the balance, it is utterly powerless when it comes to the matter of our spiritual life or death.
That part is solely up to us . . .