Into The Wild
Chris McCandless, fool or hero? I say fool. What was he thinking? What could drive a man to abandon everything, his family, friends and even possession to pursue an Idealism that eventually led to his own death? What can I make of this tremendous tragedy? His confused mind pushed him into sad solitude. To travel from here to there with the most extreme case of stubbornness. Even when he had no good knowledge of how to fend for himself he still wandered "Into The Wild". The wild that he so longed to be at eventually was his undoing.
He had everything going for him; a college education, a well-off family, any normal person would die to be in his shoes. Those attributes alone are what some people strive for their whole lives, yet he did not care for any of that only his own ideals.
Refusing a car from his parents, I would have been the happiest person alive if my family could have afforded to do something like that for me. He let his opinions take him away from everything that he should have been close to, things like family and friends. Without these people in a person's life it becomes impossible to live.
He just abandoned everyone and everything. Turning away from friendships and companions. Does he even care about anybody other than himself? What about his family? He did not love them, you don't just leave everybody that cared about you and not tell them a word. That is the most inconsiderate thing I have ever heard. Try to picture one of your closest family members just disappearing one day and the next time you know where that person is, they are dead. How devastating would that be? He just out...