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Why Do People Conform to Society?

According to Chris McCandless, society is the place to leave behind because living within it leads to unhappiness:  

“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. 1,234 more words

English Writing


Happy Sunday, everyone!  I know I haven’t written much lately.  Honestly, I haven’t had much to write about.  Regardless, I thought I should pop in and say hello. 961 more words



It’s a lazy day at home. I live in my parents’ house. But that doesn’t mean anything here in the Philippines.

I have nothing too spectacular in mind now. 327 more words


Book Review: Will to Live by Les Stroud

Will to Live: Dispatches from The Edge of Survival by Les Stroud. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011, 230 pp., $17.99.

Wilderness survival and the unique and harrowing stories of real life survivors and tragedies gives author Les Stroud much to contemplate within the pages of… 1,385 more words


Into the Wild: The Book That Will Help You Find Yourself and Spark Motivation for Your Next Great Adventure

Anyone who loves the great outdoors probably knows the tragic story of Chris McCandless, the California born American hiker, who decided to travel around the United States and then walk into the Alaskan bush only to never return. 327 more words

Running on Empty in Anza-Borrego

As you take the I-76 to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the road descends relentlessly. This is a good thing, considering there hasn’t been a gas stations for miles and my friend Dave and I are nearing empty. 636 more words

The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless ~ Nonfiction Book Review

This is the response to Into the Wild written by Chris McCandless’s sister, Carine. It’s supposed  to be the ‘real’ story, the one that helps readers to better understand Chris’s actions, and why they weren’t as rash or reckless or selfish as some people believe. 137 more words