Just finished reading Into the Wild;
I’ve seen the movie before reading the book,
and I still think that McCandless died happy, despite the slow death by starvation/poisoning.
A lot of people, including my parents, think that what Chris set out to do was “inspiring”, but not packing proper provisions, survival equipment, etc., proved him to be cocky or even arrogant.
I totally disagree.
What he set out to do was live the way he wanted to, as simply as he desired,
free of the loathing and greed and competition that fills our society.
I’m not saying that I plan to follow in his footsteps, for even I’m not that daring, or prepared mentally or physically. But in time, I will free myself,
and live my life the way I want to.
Chris’ story is more than inspiring, it evokes amazing emotion in me.
I really don’t know what I want to say.