Into The Wild

 Dan (@raphcam95)8 years, 4 months ago

Has anyone seen this film? I found it extremely inspiring – I would love to experience the same things :)

To be able to throw everything away and live to travel, everyday a new place, new people. I’ve got Wanderlust fever.

January 10, 2013 at 5:48 am
Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

Yeah it’s fantastic. You should read the book by Jon Krakauer too. Neither is better than the other, they compliment each other so well.

It inspired me a lot. I moved to a very remote part of the world that was not even on a map because of the story of Chris McCandless. There’s probably not a day goes by where I don’t think of how influential it has been on my life path. I haven’t lived as extremely as Mr Supertramp, but I’m definitely well out of my comfort zones and out of my wildest dreams.

The very message is that one of the greatest joys in life is human relationships and I definitely could not agree with that more.

PS. I absolutely love the soundtrack to the movie, amazing!

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@jakehay, Nice! At the moment I’m still studying, but (much like McCandless) once I’m done, I plan on taking a trip.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” :)

Very inspiring – and yes, soundtrack is great!!

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@raphcam95, Good man ;) Don’t get distracted by the falseness your peers might call ‘life’. Life is bigger than a career, a social status and a bunch of nice things.

“Rather than love, than money, than fame – give me truth…”

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@jakehay, Exactly! For years I’ve been feeling this urge to run away – face nature, and find myself in the process. Nevermind who has the biggest social status or who has the greatest career. I want *moments*, I want to *live* and not just exist. :)

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@raphcam95, Yes brother!

Do you plan to go full nature? Or do you want to try the no possessions route and meet people?

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@jakehay, I want to aim for the no possessions route and meet people. As interesting as it sounds, I don’t think I’d want to go full solitude. Perhaps a period of solitude with nature (camping in forests, hiking the mountains), and in between meet different people where I can.

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@raphcam95, Sounds awesome, all the best!

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@jakehay, Thanks Jake!!

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AtheismGod (1,762) (@zonetti) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@jakehay, ohh the soudtrack…

“Society, you’re a crazy breed
I hope you’re not lonely without me”

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@zonetti, You know what’s up!

Best original soundtrack ever imo.

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@zonetti, Yes, this song! Listening to it is gettin’ me all sentimental.

How ’bout you, Zonetti? Do you have Wanderlust Fever? :)

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

Eddie Vedder did the soundtrack. One of my top favourite musicians.

The movie is one of my favourite movies, every time I watch it I feel so inspired and full of life.

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

Continuation:

I actually plan on going to Africa in March for 2 weeks…the universe has been pulling me there for a while and I just decided that I need to follow this path. After Africa I plan on flying to Europe…Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France….all over, with nothing but a back pack.

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@zonetti, The Lyrics are beautiful to society.

It’s a mystery to me
we have a greed
with which we have agreed

You think you have to want
more than you need
until you have it all you won’t be free

Society, you’re a crazy breed
I hope you’re not lonely without me

When you want more than you have
you think you need
and when you think more than you want
your thoughts begin to bleed

I think I need to find a bigger place
‘cos when you have more than you think
you need more space

Society, you’re a crazy breed
I hope you’re not lonely without me
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you’re not lonely without me

There’s those thinking more or less less is more
but if less is more how you’re keeping score?
Means for every point you make
your level drops
kinda like it’s starting from the top
you can’t do that…

Society, you’re a crazy breed
I hope you’re not lonely without me
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you’re not lonely without me

Society, have mercy on me
I hope you’re not angry if I disagree
Society, crazy and deep
I hope you’re not lonely without me

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@luigiblue, Africa sounds so beautiful, I’d love to go and see the wildlife. I think If I’d go to Africa, it would just be life-changing. The ground beneath me so ancient, practically where everything started.

Exactly! Nothing but a back-pack, hitching rides and traveling. My friends tell me I’m silly – I’ll end up a hobo, wasting my time. I think wasting my time would be far from the truth – quite the opposite in fact

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@raphcam95, That is exactly why I’m going to Africa…among other things. I’m actually going to be helping out there as well…building, gathering food etc.

My friends say the same thing and I always respond with this ” How can you live your life so comfortable without knowing your limits. All you have done for 25 years so far has been eat sleep shit work and party…comfortably and basically free. How the fuck can you go on without experiencing what this world has to offer? Without knowing how far your own body can go without a house or even food, without knowing PEOPLE outside of your bubble.”

I always hear the same answer, “I have to work” or “I need my bed, air conditioning, food, etc”

People are just way too spoiled these days and I think the song Society actually fits in perfectly here.

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@luigiblue, Yes, that’s it. I mean, I’m like that too, but that’s why I’m doing this. I’ve realized I want to change. Life has far too much to offer – how can anyone be satisfied with spending it behind a desk? Repeating the same things? And how can anyone enjoy just accumulating more and more possessions?

“None of it was really yours. Because the fact is that everything I clutch and consume and hoard is going to go back in the box and I’m going to lose it all. So you have to ask yourself when you finally get the ultimate promotion when you have made the ultimate purchase when you buy the ultimate home when you have stored up financial security and climbed the ladder of success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it… and the thrill wears off – and it will wear off – Then what?” – Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.

Material possessions are nothing – I’d rather *connect* with people, and with myself, than climb the top of the social ladder

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

Here’s a personal quote that fits this situation:

“Take a step back and figure out what really matters in your life…we have all attached ourselves to these material things, these material things that have no value. Human relationships and human experiences are the two biggest pleasures in our lives and here we are stuck in our phones, in our televisions and in our own self-centered lives. We have lost the will to connect and help others. That to me, is the end of the world” @raphcam95,

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@luigiblue, Agreed, very true

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onelovechange (440) (@jakefloria) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

Yes Into The Wild is one of my favorite movie/books. I don’t know why, I have a really strong connection with that kind of book. Into the Wild, Hatchet, My Side of the Mountain, The Call of the Wild, and authors like Thoreau, Whitman, and Emerson have all inspired me and I guess I just love nature. My dad lived a Supertramp kind of life in the sixties and hitchhiked all over the world. I really hope/want/am going to, after I complete college, try to do what Alex did: go into the wild. Be untraceable. One day, I will donate all my money, cancel all memberships/ profiles/ accounts/ jobs/ commitments. cut up/burn any identification/ license/ passport/ credit cards I have and try to live absolute freedom. I want to travel first but once I find a place in the wild, I might build my own house and hunt/grow/fish my own food. What I really admire were the old mountain men who hunt and trapped, something like Daniel Boone who just kept wanting to move away from cities and into the frontier. I would like to do that but it’s a lot more unrealistic nowadays with everywhere owned and everywhere conquered- no frontier. Anyway, with my fantasy Into the wild dreams of the future, many people say I’m foolish and that it seems romantic and fun but it’s actually no picnic. They say it’s harsh and hard. Alex died, yes, but people just don’t understand that I really don’t care if I die trying to survive. I don’t mind dying young, especially in nature. I want to test my wits, instinct, skills, and ability against Mother Earth. If i fail, so be it. I believe in natural, survival of the fittest and want to see truly if I am meant to be here, if i even could without all this modern aid. I detest humankind (mostly) and money, but mainly large societies. I wouldn’t be against company if I found some, but I doubt it. I will probably want a dog. But it’s all about being smart, making the right choices. People say I will suffer, and yes I may just be foolish and delusional, but I don’t mind. I’m not here on Earth for anyone or for any society or for any system/way of life. Nature and wilderness is how it was in the beginning, and how it will be in the end. Either way, I would make sure I have a way out so if I changed my mind, I could go back into society. But nature. wilderness. mother earth. absolute freedom. That is more than anything I could want in a regular, white collar, everyday life.

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Luigi (1,453) (@luigiblue) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

There’s a reality show called “Out of the Wild” that everyone should check out if you’re interested in survival. They have two seasons done already, one in Venezuela and one in Alaska.

What they do is drop 9 random people into the wild about 50-100 miles from civilization and the group needs to fend for themselves and get to civilization. There is no prize money or any material gift, they do it for the experience. Each member has their own gps signal button that they can press anytime they want to give up and a helicopter will come pick that person up. It’s pretty cool to see them live like Christopher McCandless did and how low they go to survive. Amazing things seeing how the human body pushes even when you think you’ve hit your limit.

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Edward Bernays (131) (@edwardbernays) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

That movie did not end how I envisioned. at all.

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Dan (270) (@raphcam95) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@jakefloria, That sounds like a beautiful plan! I wish you success I your goals! :) Never mind people saying you’re foolish – I’d rather be foolish and happy following my dreams than be forced into a life I don’t want.

@edwardbernays, Does that mean you didn’t enjoy it?

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@raphcam95, very inspiring movie. i feel i can relate it to a metaphor for my body physically wanting to travel &/or my mind.

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Edward Bernays (131) (@edwardbernays) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@raphcam95, No I really enjoyed it. I don’t want to spoil the ending for anyone who hasn’t seen it, the ending just shook me.

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