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    wilderness

    Hello,

    The paragraph reads: We forget that there are other ways of spending time or saving it to do the things and be with the people we love. We forget that there are other pathways that lead out of the wilderness, away from the rat race.

    What is the meaning of "wilderness" here? It doesn't sound like a wasteland or a wild and natural area. To me, because of its following phrase, "away from the rat race", it sounds like "a period of time when you are not as successful as you were previously" (from Macmillan Dictionary). Am I right?

    Please advise. Thank you.

    Beeja

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    Re: wilderness

    Where is it from, beeja?

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    Re: wilderness

    It is a strange choice of words.

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    Re: wilderness

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Where is it from, beeja?
    It's from the book, Repacking Your Bags, ligten your load for the good life.

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    Re: wilderness

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is a strange choice of words.
    Totally agree. And the following title is "A Path through Wilderness", where "wilderness" sounds more like "nature" to me. I'm confused what the writer exactly would like to say. It sounds more sense if he wrote "lead us into the wilderness, away from the rat race."
    Last edited by beeja; 14-Jun-2014 at 04:45. Reason: typo & add more text

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    Re: wilderness

    As far as I know the only rat race in the wilderness is with real rats.

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