New Site: Ishmael.org

DQ on Facebook!

FIND OUT ABOUT
What's new
Daniel Quinn
Daniel Quinn's books
Schools & courses
Telephone Conferences
This website
New Tribal Ventures
Ishmael's Annex
Speaking Invitations


THINGS TO DO
Register
Visit Guestbook
Find others
Help us
Order books
Contact us
Telephone Conferences
Special Requests

THINGS TO READ
Essays
Speeches
Dialogues
Parables
Answers to Questions
DQ's suggested reading
DQ's Blog

FOR TEACHERS
The Ishmael Companion
Beyond Civilization
 Study Guide


HOME

  The Ishmael Community: Questions and Answers

Related Q&A(s): 377 380 392 403 406 448 452 456 461 471 473 474 481 483 494 496 500 501 505 509 513 516 539 540 546 547 548 549 550

The Question...

ID: 471
posted: 18 Jun 2000
updated: 01 Apr 2002

I don't want to end like Jeffrey. I want to have a happy, fulfilling life and still be free. You don't hold out much hope for Jeffrey in My Ishmael, but I'm hoping you've found some since writing it. Is there a place I can go?

It wasn't I who didn't "hold out much hope for Jeffrey," it was Jeffrey who didn't hold out much hope for Jeffrey. He unfortunately believed what his friends told him, that he was crazy to want more than a chance to join the rat race. Freedom isn't "a place," it's another way to go besides "get a job, get some money, get ahead." This is what's explored in the next book in the series, BEYOND CIVILIZATION.


category: I'd Like Some Advice
keywords: Beyond Civilization,Quinn's Motivations

Related Q&A(s): 377 380 392 403 406 448 452 456 461 471 473 474 481 483 494 496 500 501 505 509 513 516 539 540 546 547 548 549 550


Go Back OR return to the Questions & Answers OR Browse to the Next Question
Site design and content © 2019, Daniel Quinn
Ishmael Privacy Policy