Into the wild

Have you ever thought about leaving your present life behind to experience something completely new? Have you ever thought about not being part of the rat race and simply being different? Maybe it could be moving into a new city or country, changing a job or going on an adventure for an indefinite period of time? Have you questioned the society you live to a point you just want to break free and not be found?
Well many of us have dreamt of it, but few have the courage to pursue it. One such
the extraordinary human being was Chris Mc Candleness.
He lived the life of his dreams, inspired people on his journey, spoke in-depth about what freedom meant to him and how society has trapped all of us. This reminds me of a quote

“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

Throughout the film, he is vocal on essential issues and topics.
He changed everyone he met on his journey unknowingly.
 I loved the way he spoke about ‘career is a 20th-century thing’ with such gusto.
In one of the scenes he was sitting in the bar and he spoke his heart about just being in the moment and that special moment will be everything
This was the bar scene, where they aggressively scream out SOCIETY!!!

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.

He lived a happy life in his sweet little magic bus and he did what he loved.
He just didn’t give a care in the world, he was just wondering free and he practised what he preached.
“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
The cinematography killed it. One of my favourite shots of the film.
                                           I would like to end with his words

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