Sunday, April 05, 2009

Movie: Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Into the Wild recounts the life of Christopher McCandless, a real-life student-athlete at Emory University, as told by his sympathetic sister. In response to his parents, whom McCandless perceives as materialistic, manipulative, and domineering, McCandless destroys all of his credit cards and identification documents, donates $24,000 (nearly his entire savings) to Oxfam, and sets out on a cross-country drive in his well-used but reliable Datsun towards his ultimate goal: to travel alone to Alaska and experience its nature firsthand.

Christopher McCandless aka Alexander SuperTramp (February 12, 1968 – August 18, 1992) in his camp on the Stampede Trail (self-portrait found undeveloped in his camera after his death)
I am very impressed by his idealism and courage -
to get away from the illusory material world and search for the ultimate freedom in nature.
He must be a great person - just by his act of donating all this wealth to charity. He would be a interesting fellow that I would like to get to know. It is a pity that he died young.
He is an inspiration!
"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
— Chris McCandless
"I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!"
— Chris McCandless' journal from Alaska
Feel like backpacking right away...
The wanderlust never seem to fade away...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My english is fucking bad, sorry for that.

But supertramp is an inspiration and i love his idea and his idealism.

he was such a hero and i hope the world will never forget him.
thank you supertramp, thank you very very much!!!