I’ve been a big fan of Derren Brown since I first saw some of his early shows on Channel 4, and have admired him ever more as I read a few of his books and saw more shows. I really liked how he would debunk all of the scammy things such as psychics and magical thinking, despite being a “magician” himself. A pretty clever way of going about it and he’d never reveal too much on how exactly he was doing things, but revealed enough to let you know it was definitely a trick and he’s not really reading your mind or talking to dead people. I always knew deep down that sort of shit wasn’t real but it’s nice to have someone as charismatic and intelligent as Mr Brown to confirm this sort of thing for you.
So it was with great pleasure after seeing his latest show – called No Tricks – to see that he is also into many of the principals of the Financial Independence community, is essentially a stoic badass and possibly a closet Mustachian to boot. I even suspect he may invest in Vanguard Index funds although the show never got round to talking about that 😉
Here are some of the main ideas he presented during the show, the general theme of which was “Happiness”, or “Hah-penis” as he pronounced it to much giggling of the audience 1 and the reasons why I think that Derren is a Mustachian badass…
- Sorry Derren, for giving away all of your best gags here! 🙂 ↩