Kim & Jason were interviewed by Robert Wringham, a humourist, performer, and editor of the New Escapologist. They answered questions about escaping adulthood and the Escape Plan Challenge. You can read the whole blog post here. I’ve pulled a couple of the questions I liked below:
K&J: Maturity is not necessarily an illness, but taking yourself too seriously can be a problem. We like to differentiate the differences between being childish and childlike. We don’t think people should start paying their bills with Monopoly money and mucking around with Play-Doh all day. But we think getting back to a more childlike attitude is important.
NE: We always seem to be running from something or to something. We want to quit our jobs; we want to quit this city. No one seems happy with where they are these days. Why do you think people are so bent on escape?
K&J: People look for meaning in life. They are disenchanted and fed up with the stuff we’ve all been fed through the media and the advertising of big corporations. There’s way more to life than chasing after the next big thing, “keeping up with the Joneses”, and buying “stuff” to make us happy. Children have a built-in purity, wisdom, and happiness that we often overlook and that is definitely worth tapping into.
Very cool article. I loved doing the Escape Plan Challenge! Summer is here and a great time to try all 40 challenges!