Going Into The Wild

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Going Into The Wild

Going Into The Wild

In Into The Wild, by John Krakauer, Chris McCandless is someone to be admired for his incredible spirit and drive, ability to see the beauty and flaws of nature and society, and his longing for a life worth living even if it meant going outside the boundaries of modern-day living.

His execution of his goals was very flawed and ultimately led to his unfrotunate passing. However, he is a beacon of light for living life differently, and showing the beauty wgich is lying just past the sight of most people today.

McCandless enjoying nature and the beauty of literature alone in the wild. He would always talk about truly enjoying nature, even in solitude, to experience what God has created.

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, To front only the essential Facts of life. And see if I could Not learn what it had to teach And not, when I came to die Discover that I had not lived. Thoreau

No man ever followed his genius till it misled him. Though the result was bodily weakness, yet perhaps no one can say that the consequences were to be regretted, for these were a life in comformity to higher principles. If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal, - that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. . . The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. Henry David Thoreau

The dominant primordial beast was strong in Buck, and under the firece conditions of trail life it grew and grew. Yet it was under a secret growth. His newborn cunning gave him poise and control. Jack London, The Call Of The Wild

Jack London is King

This picture of a quote by McCandless shows his view of the world and society. His insight into life and the world is one of the pieces of his character I find admirable.

"He was smart. He'd figured out how to build a canoe down to Mexico, how to hop freight trains, how to score a bed at inner-city missions. He figured all of that out on his own, and I felt sure he'd figure out Alaska, too." Jan Burres

''God he was a smart kid... When Alex left for Alaska, I prayed. I asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. But he let Alex die. So on December 26, when I learned what happend, I renounced my faith in the Lord. I withdrew my church membership and became an athiest. I decided I couldn't belive in a God who would let something that terrible happen to a boy like Alex.'' Ronald Franz

This video shows the wild frontier McCandless had to survive in, and some of the ways he survived.

This video displays McCandless' view of society and how people can change their lives to truly live life the way we were meant to.


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