Many thanks to a friend of mine who recently shared with me this short (16 min) 2014 documentary about a physician, named Dr. John Kitchin, who is known as “Slomo” along San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He was once a successful neurologist who chose to leave his profession and escape the trappings of material wealth to spend his days doing what he wants to, which in his case, is rollerblading. It is an interesting documentary that touches on subjects, such as FIRE and minimalism, as discussed by dr. moneyblog and Loonie Doctor.
If you get a chance to watch it, I’d be interested to hear your opinion.
Synopsis from the Slomo movie site: Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
“I’d say before Slomo, I became the typical, institutionalized, educated Western man,” Kitchin says in his North Carolina drawl at the film’s opening. “Frankly, I intended to work myself into oblivion and get old and die. … But now, I experience myself like a tip of a great iceberg of consciousness.”