“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ― Alan W. Watts
It is a breathtaking true story of a daring adventurer, Christopher McCandless, who had recently graduated from University with outstanding grades. Throughout the film, you could make out something bothered him. He wasn’t happy with his life, although he had practically everything one could hope for. He didn’t appreciate materialism, he didn’t want a new car, even though his parents offered him one as a graduation present, he didn’t want money so he decided to donate $24,000 to charity and threw away all of his bank cards. He burnt the remaining money from his pocket because he believed it made people cautious. He took only the most important equipment with him in a backpack to find “the ultimate freedom” that he was missing.
The destination: Alaska.
Chris was inspired to take this trip because of various events in his life. One of the main reasons being his abusive parents being very materialistic and cared more about fame than anything else. Later on, he realises that his parents weren’t actually his parents. That his father was legally married when he had an affair with his mother.He feels he been lied his entire life and hence he was disturbed.
So takes a trip and only informs his sister who genuinely seems to care about him. He doesn’t want anyone to know where he is or wants to be found
I absolutely loved it when the narrator said that when he was lonely he found a friend in books. That was so beautiful, because sometimes in life you people can’t always understand you.
“I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. 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 damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”A letter from Chris McCandless to Ron Franz – Into The Wild