Friday, October 19, 2007

Only If Life Was This...

Many times we hear this statement, "Gosh, he was a such a smart kid but......" but then why did s/he do this, something which is not a regular course as has been charted by the society. So why Christopher McCandless after graduating from Emory University with surpassingly good grades, donated his entire $24,000 savings to charity, to swap a lustrous future encompassing corporate board room meetings, material comfort, outstanding ability and simple charm for destruction by starvation in an abandoned bus in the desolate woods of Alaska? Was he mad, was he not satisfied with the activities that happened in the world he lived, and a host of many such questions, these are something that Jon Krakauer attempts to answer in his book, 'Into the Wild'.

Now if we think for a while, I guess each one of us face an inventory of such questions and queries and we cannot answer these questions with certainty and conformity. There is no cookbook solution to such mentations. Into the Wild' does pour substantial light in this direction. It says something like 'Life is a Learning Process', and of course to each his/her own. That's what I could make out from the video below. (Into The Wild O.S.T - Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun - Music Video).

It not only tattles about McCandless's 'Alaskan Journey' but also speaks volumes about the unobserved and unseen elements that drive people to drop out of society and test themselves in other ways. Ways that they feel passionately about. Along the way, each one of us encounter a series of characters that shape our life.

Brilliant stuff, and this video prompts me to try the movie for sure.

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At 7:35 PM, Blogger sanchapanzo said...

saw the movie ?
if yes, pass it on :)


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