Top Movies to Get Excited for Traveling #2: Into The Wild
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This could have easily have been number one…. in fact, I bet someone is looking at the computer wondering, “what could possibly be higher on the list?” And this protest is not without merit. Into the Wild is a fantastic movie. Emile Hirsch gives what is easily his best performance. This movie is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) who graduates from Emory University, as a top student and athlete. But he feels like nothing he has done means anything. So, he abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Chris’ journey can be summed up in one word… angst. This is what our trip is all about. Life is short and if you’re not careful living your own life, you end up living the same life many of people have lived before. Into the wild is about taking control of your life and your experience. There will be no spoilers here, so you will have to watch the movie to find out how Chris’ story ends.
Christian and myself are fighting our own angst. We want to have a journey that we can look back to at any point in out life and say, “remember when…” Has anyone else felt that angst? Has anyone else taken that once in a lifetime journey before? Comment and let us know about it below! We really want to hear all about it!