“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”.
This quote of Christoffer Mc Candless reflects my attitude towards life better than I could ever say myself. It is worth it taking risks and just get out there and discover the world you live in.
Huge difference between me and Christoffer Mc Candless is that he stretched his own quote so much resulting in his dead during a hike in Alaska he did not prepare well. This resulted in him living in his van for nearly 4 months, while being quite close to a safe crossing. He died of starvation. His life was filmed by Sean Penn based upon the novel “Into the wild” by John Krakauer.