You’re in debt. You hate your life. You want to get away from it all. You want a new start. How best to do so? Fake your own death! The Independent has an article detailing, by learning from failures, how to fake your own death and start again. Not that it’ll be easy by any means, but I suppose if you’re that way inclined, it’s one way to escape at least some of your troubles and start again.
In 1975, New Zealander Ivan Manson, aged 44, with a wife and four
children, never returned from a fishing trip. His boat was found, but
he wasn’t. Police were sceptical. No inquest was held. We might never
have been any the wiser had not two cars collided in Queensland,
Australia, 20 years later. One of the bodies was identified from
fingerprints as Ivan Manson. He had lived as a pillar of the local
bowls club in the town of Caboolture ever since his fishing trip. Let
his example be your lodestar.
The article then goes on to detail a list of failures at faking their own demises, and how you can learn from their mistakes. One seriously bad mistake? Putting your mug on Facebook. I thought that one was a no-brainer, but apparently this sort of common-sense isn’t as common as you’d think.
So…seriously talking…who’s had thoughts that they want to walk away from their lives and start again as someone else?
[Link: The Independent]