The Pursuit Of Happiness In Into The Wild By Chris Krakauer

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The Pursuit of Happiness
People live their life searching for success, however numerous people don't understand what success truly is. In Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild, Chris McCandless and Everett Ruess are successful because they enjoy what they do while achieving their dreams. Both McCandless and Ruess go on adventures leaving their family and friends back home and take on the world by themselves. Chris travels to Alaska in April of 1992 to live a life of simplicity and to live off of nature. Ruess travels to Utah in 1931 and lives in the Davis Gulch till 1934. McCandless and Ruess perish during their adventure. In situations like McCandless and Ruess’s, success isn't defined by if they live or die. Success is doing something enjoyable and achieving goals set. Both McCandless and Ruess on their adventures are successful because they enjoy what they are doing and are attempting to achieve their goal. The first reason McCandless and Ruess are successful is that both enjoy what they are doing. Krakauer introduces Ruess and his adventure by comparing him to Chris McCandless. Krakauer uses Ruess letters he writes to show the
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McCandless and Ruess are happy where they are in life any nothing can change that. They are making decisions to achieve their goals and each decision gets them one step closer to achieving their goal. McCandless and Ruess shouldn't be judged on the outcome of their adventure but by the events that occur and how they feel. People don't chase their dreams because they are afraid to fail, McCandless and Ruess are examples that chasing your dream brings you happiness and that's what success means. Success isn't about what people have but it's about what people do and how they feel about what they do. McCandless and Ruess enjoy what they do, with what little they had making them as successful as

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