Your thoughts on Chris Mccandless

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    Apr 14, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    I recently saw the movie "Into The Wild" and also read the book...

    I also discovered that there is a lot of controversy over whether or not Chris Mccandless was right for doing what he did or wrong for leaving his family..

    For those who have seen the movie, what are you thoughts on his actions and how did you feel about the movie as a whole?

    I personally do not believe it was wrong of him to leave...I think he should have contacted his sister but other than that I think it was the people he connected to and touched in so many ways that made his adventure the right thing.
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    Apr 15, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    Okay, I have only read the book but I am going to comment anyway. I don't think there is a right or wrong to how he lived his life. It was simply his own choice. While I think the book was a fascinating read I really felt it was a great exploration of how a combination of hubris and willful ignorance will probably get you killed.

    A side note, I hated how the author interjected himself into the book. It was really unnecessary.
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    Apr 15, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    I only read the book. ....and it was many years ago when it was first published....I remember thinking he was an idiot....a young, stupid boy who thought he could take on the world and win...

    I think we all probably go through that period when we think we're immortal and "know everything".....some of us are lucky enough to live through it and realize we were not as smart as we thought we were and never will be.

    GREAT BOOK.......if you enjoyed it, you should read "Into Thin Air" too.icon_wink.gif

    Billy
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    Apr 15, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    My thought: Suicide by stupidity.

    BTW, there's another topic on RJ where this was discussed:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/58097/