Chris Mccandless 'Saving Your Mind'

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Saving Your Mind: Reality to a Fresh Breath
"We can read about the experiences of others, and try to envision ourselves as them." Our minds are what behold our trust and way of thought. Our experiences in reality can either hold, or break us; while our minds hold befuddled dreams that carry us to a new place. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless, was one who went through and saw a lot of abuse of his mother. Chris had a childhood that no one would ever want to experience, he wanted to be on his own without the orders of his father. We can learn and pray for a new opening, but being pushed to the extreme, how Chris has, lead to his crashing point of leaving society. In one scene of the movie when he was taken to the man he worked with about his upcoming adventure, the man had the attitude that Chris was crazy and he could never make it.
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He left his family with no remark, of his own, he loved his family, but he could not live under his father's wing any longer. With that in mind Chris left with good grades, he was a good student, who had his law career set and in the palm of his hands. His parents were encouraging him to do what they wanted. They wanted the best for him, but pushed him to hard and made him try to think that you have to care what people think, for example when they tried to buy him a brand new car. On his journey he kept a journal, he wrote himself as the “heroic loner”. He also doesn’t refer to himself as homeless, but a man who is free from the homes.” While he was out he had many people who wanted to care for him, he traces them through their memories together in his journal. These people loved Chris they would feed him, clothe him, shelter him, metore him as if he were their own loved one, and would worry about him when he would leave to go on with his

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