Chris McCandless’s appeal


Chris McCandless, some week before starving to death and yet still smiling.

“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 to 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 piece [peace?]of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”

–  Christopher McCandless, from his letter to Ron A. Franz.



2 thoughts on “Chris McCandless’s appeal

  1. Sì, mi ricordo di quando trovarono il suo cadavere nel bus. E’ giusto quel che scrive al suo amico, ma credo che abbia esagerato e credo che quanto diceva vada seguito con un criterio un po’ più realistico, la sua morte non ci ha dimostrato nulla al di là del dolore di una vita giovane già finita e di una, molto probabile, patologia comportamentale!

  2. Starving to death can have some effects that make people euphoric. Why do you think people choose anorexia in a land of abundance? Brain Chemistry: It’s not just for breakfast any more.

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