Friday, December 7, 2007

Alex McCandless quote

"...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 too 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 peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging 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 greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
Alex McCandless

2 comments:

The Charles Family said...

Never forget that McCandless was an arrogant kid who made a lot of friends, but ended up wasting his talents and destroying his family with his hubris and stupidity....

Ian

MJB said...

You cant say someone is arrogant for making a life choice. Reading his story and research his life has become something many people have taken on since he hit worldwide news.
Its the Chris McCandless's in this world that make it a true life experience. Living for the moment and understanding not all is material and religion in this world. Its physical...you just need to take the time to look at it and push yourself to a place where you struggle to achieve goals. Anyone can make the journey he did in a car...not many can do it as a leather tramp.
Alexander Supertramp is a true inspiration.