A Little Freaked Out

According to his excellently-titled memoir Every Man For Himself and God Against All, Warner Herzog’s brother is of a different temperament to our rogue filmmaker.

At the age of nineteen, he was a little freaked out because he could see his business career so clearly mapped out ahead of him all the way to eventual retirement.

He was no stuffed shirt though. To have such insight is impressive and he even planned to act on it:

So he decided to quit and see the world instead. He had a VW Beetle and planned to drive to Turkey.

Werner’s advice to his brother?

I urged him to be more ambitious and range farther afield.


Range farther afield yourself. You could start here.


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at wringham.co.uk

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