08 November 2010

Into the Wild

Simon recommended I watch the movie, Into the Wild, which I am extremely glad I did considering the place I am in my life at this current state of time. Here is a short summary of the story, based on the true life of Christopher McCandless.
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Watch the trailer by clicking here.
This is one of my favorite quotes from the movie from Leo Tolstoy, "I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness."

1 comment:

  1. I would really like to see this movie. Seems very interesting. I can't wait to see where our lives take us! Very exciting :)