Philosophy In Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild

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Philosophy is defined as: the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group. We all have philosophies that we live by, and try our best to follow. These philosophies make us humans who we are. In Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, the main character, Chris McCandless, goes on an adventure to find himself and to figure out how to live the best life possible. Throughout the book, Chris seemed to be happy everywhere he went and with everything that he did. It is important to have a mindset like that. With everything that one does in life, the individual should be happy and content with it, and if one does not feel this way, then they should do something different to change that. Chris believed the same thing as well; everything …show more content…
That is an important philosophy to have in one’s life. It is important because it will help the individual life life to the fullest and live a life with no regrets. But a person should not hurt others while trying to achieve this. If an individual lives a happy life, then they will live their life to the fullest and find meaning in their life. Living life with a positive attitude will make it so much better. Always being happy will make an individual love life, and that person would take every opportunity to live their life to the fullest. A person with a negative attitude will find the worst in everything, therefore giving up on everything and not wanting to try new things. A person can not live a full life if they give up on things because then one would never gain new experiences or gain a sense of joy from achieving anything. An individual would find meaning in their life by being happy and living life to the fullest because the experiences …show more content…
One can achieve happiness without hurting those around them. There is no reason for a person to put their happiness before others, or try to hurt others in order for them to be happy Many people nowadays think it is alright to do this, but it is absolutely not. Many will do whatever they can, like ignore their loved ones, abandon friends, and even say cruel things, just to make themselves feel better or happy. Anyone can make their happiness easily without hurting the people around them, and everyone should know that. Chris was not aware of this, though, and he hurt many people in the process of finally being happy. He abandoned his family so he can get away from all that he knew and forget everything, so he could live a happy life. Chris was “going to divorce them as [his] parents once and for all and never speak to either of those idiots again as long as [he] lives” (64). This was a harsh and wrong thing for Chris to do and say. Parents can be tough on their children at times, but all they want is the best for them. Chris divorced them as his parents, and left so he could find happiness, but in doing so, he hurt his family, and caused them much pain. Chris’ parents were depressed, his father was not himself anymore, and his mother and sister did not eat for days. This is not something that a person should let happen just so that they could be happy. Chris could have told them how he felt and when he

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