Chris Mccandless Passion For Adventure

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Chris McCandless was an interesting young adult who excelled at school, competed in athletics, and was appreciated by everyone he encountered. He was a man who explored the world and took advantage of everything that life had to offer. In order to take on some of life’s most fulfilling adventures, McCandless left his family, donated out all his money, and abandoned his car and personal belongings. Many authors believe that Chris made a mistake and refer to him as a “dumbass” or as “ignorant.” These authors are wrong. I believe that life is too short, and individuals should live life to the fullest so that they can die happy. McCandless thought that money was the only way to garner respect from his parents, and he was upset about his father’s scandalous affair as well. McCandless decided that taking on the Alaskan Bush would free him from these worries. I fully support the decisions that Chris McCandless made during his short but adventure filled life. Chris lived for adventure, and he proved his love of adventure when he wrote in a letter to a friend, “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.” Personally, I don’t think Chris’s dream was …show more content…
Chris chose to live his life on the edge and didn’t seem to regret any of it. His Alaskan adventure was a success because he showed signs of wanting to come home. This change of heart proves to me that he accomplished his goal of forgetting past hardships and challenges that split him and his family. Even though Chris showed signs of going home, I feel as though he didn’t regret anything because that’s not the type of person he was. McCandless took reign of his own decisions so that he could live life to the fullest and make the best of every situation. I fully support the decisions Chris made and conclude that if he didn’t make the choices he did, he wouldn’t have lived a satisfied

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