Category Health & Happiness

LONDON, UK, 05.08.2012 - OLIMPIADAS DE LONDRES 2012 - 
ATLETISMO - SALTO EM ALTURA - GUILHERME COBBO. (Foto: Marcelo Pereira/Terra)

Stoicism for winners

Stoicism has a bit of an image problem. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, its philosophy.  So people often assume its all poncey horseshit where perpetual students with goatee beards and berets bicker in cafes over the meaning of words whilst smoking French cigarettes and generally being a bellend. Not true. I don’t smoke […]

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No news is good news!

I don’t watch The News on TV or read newspaper articles…other than when readers send me the occasional gem. I think of The News as like the announcements made over The Tannoy System in The Prison Camp: a loud stream of misinformation, propaganda and general bullshit. I started avoiding the news as a deliberate part of […]

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Get Rich with…Other People

Last Thursday evening, a very strange thing happened. A whole bunch of strangers talked to each other!….in London!  I know! It was the first meet up of the Financial Independence London Facebook group that The Escape Artist had attended…at The Old Bank of England pub, Fleet St. In the USA, they have conferences like Fincon […]

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Apply own oxygen mask before helping others (part 2)

A couple of weeks ago I offered some advice to Tim in Apply Own Oxygen Mask before Helping Others. And I wouldn’t change anything that I wrote in the article. But I’ve just finished reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams (creator of the classic Dilbert cartoons) and I think it’s worth […]

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The inestimable advantages of living a more natural life

We all want the best in life.  The best for ourselves, the best for our children, our families and friends. So The Escape Artist is probably not going to be able to persuade the world to stop buying shit on the basis that, after 10 – 20 years of “deprivation”, you’ll be rich. We just […]

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What if everything went horribly right?

Having been a pessimist much of my life, I’ve recently been forced to face the possibility that maybe, just maybe, everything is going to be OK. And, quite possibly, a lot better than OK. This means considering upside scenarios that I never used to dare think about. In other words, what if everything went horribly right? […]

Apply own mask first

Apply own oxygen mask before helping others (part 1)

A reader sent me an article from the The Guardian in which an anonymous guy (let’s call him Tim) writes an open letter to his wife, pleading with her to get a job. The reader thought the article might be interesting to others, particularly those that had read How not to be a Walking Wallet. Below is […]

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