Summary: A short biography of a young man in his 20s named Chris McCandless, who, soon after graduating from college, decided to pursue a life completely surrounded by and in the wild. 96 more words
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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. 1,245 more words
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