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Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« on: August 24, 2016, 06:54:59 AM »
"Escape Everything!"

Escape from work. Escape from consumerism. Escape from despair. - book by Robert Wringham

The title says it all ;-)


 



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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 07:49:15 PM »
As far as I know, the only way to "escape everything" is suicide.  And even that may not be true, depending on if there is an "afterlife," as some believe.

I'm assuming the book doesn't advocate for that, so I'm guessing it's more "Escape some things you don't like," which is less catchy, though more accurate.

I'm presuming, since you're recommending it, you've read it?  I have nothing in my life that I want to escape from (that I know of); is it still worth reading?
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 07:54:17 PM »
Chill dude, sounds like a cheesy title to discuss early retirement is all. I assume many people retire early to make work unnecessary. One way to do that is to escape consumerism and debt (despair). No haven't read the book and most likely won't.

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 08:07:34 PM »
Chill dude, sounds like a cheesy title to discuss early retirement is all.

I'd assume it's more encompassing than just ER.  I was picturing something more like How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, but I might be giving it too much credit.
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 08:38:59 PM »
That freedom comes with a hefty fucken fee, you gotta pay your buck O' five!!!!
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 02:13:57 AM »
It's about work, mortgages, the consumer life... "We are all trapped by modern life. Trapped by work, consumerism, stress, debt, isolationism and general unhappiness. We will each spend an average of 87,000 hours at work before we die. We will spend another 5,000 hours getting to and from work and countless more preparing for work. Worrying about work. Recovering from work. The majority of us hate our jobs. But without work, we can't buy all the things we've been told we should want and need, so around we go...Through the pages of New Escapologist magazine, Robert Wringham has been studiously examining the traps of modern life, questioning where our commitment to them stems from and why we are so unable to break free."

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 02:53:20 AM »
Sounds pretty ERE/Mustachian.  Thanks for the recommendation!
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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 08:38:24 AM »
New Escapologist is a UK magazine, with an amusing blog - http://newescapologist.co.uk/

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2016, 06:03:13 PM »
New Escapologist is a UK magazine, with an amusing blog - http://newescapologist.co.uk/

I highly recommend the blog, and now that I know those are the people behind the book I will try to get my hands on the book (through my library, of course.)

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 07:33:38 AM »
Sounds pretty ERE/Mustachian.  Thanks for the recommendation!
With apologies for resurrecting an somewhat older thread, yep, definitely mustachian. In fact, ERE and MMM both featured in/wrote something for Issue 9 of the magazine. Which is, of course, the one issue I cannot find. Really thought I'd find it when I moved but it seems to have disappeared. Oh well.

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Re: Escape Everything - Robert Wringham
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2016, 08:11:45 AM »
New Escapologist is a UK magazine, with an amusing blog - http://newescapologist.co.uk/

I highly recommend the blog, and now that I know those are the people behind the book I will try to get my hands on the book (through my library, of course.)

Added to my reading list. (Both blog and book)
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