I'm currently reading this book about Chris McCandless - a college graduate who, is essence, said "screw it" and walked into the wilderness in Alaska. As we learn in the first chapter, that journey kills him. I'm not sure what I think about the guy because, before his Alaskan adventure, he also lived under a bridge and worked at McDonalds for several months.
But I did like this excerpt from a letter he wrote:
"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 dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greather joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
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