"Irreverent, Witty, Mutinous. Possibly Insightful."
It's a book.
It's not about chickens.
When you hit your late 20s, you will likely go through the five stages of leaving your 20s, all of which include various manifestations along the anxiety continuum:
- Denial, alcohol, and gaming
- Anger, getting high on dank, alcohol, and gaming
- Bargaining and travel to Peru to live simply and take ayahuasca
- Introspection and discovering shrooms
- Reluctant Outward Acceptance and Denial (aka the Road), resulting in assorted anxiety disorders
And with that, you are an adult. Have a nice day.
Cynically hopeful with a dose of self deprecation and ambition
That was a fun read
I had some good laughs while reading this book
A humorous look at what it’s like, and what it’s not to be like, a millennial
Witty and Inspiring!
Running with chickens is an exploration of disillusionment and enlightenment that drove a monumental life change. Enjoy the ride with author Steve Peak who went from Silicon Valley coder guy to Costa Rica farmer.
A Quarter Life Crisis.
A quarter-life awareness had crept into his white space while he sat, coding in his ergonomic exoskeleton chair at a successful biz tech company in Silicon Valley.
So. He Quit.
He packed a backpack and hopped a flight. Steve now lives in Costa Rica on his 12 acre farm and spends his day in his garden working with apprentices and running with the chickens.
Steve believes the work week is part of the social construct designed to distract us from reality. He wants us to get off the hamster wheel and make our lives make sense. He’s here to help.
Who is Steve Peak?
We’re not sure, but while most people were busy advancing careers and getting married, he was building an aquaponics system with recycled materials in the backyard of the party house he shared for eight years with five roommates. Then the dog dug up his garden and the neighbor’s cat stole the tilapia. He decided to move on.