"If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed."
This is a quote from glorified hobo, Chris McCandless, who was found starved to death in his sleeping bag in the Alaskan wilderness on September 7, 1992. His story has since been given the Hollywood treatment by Sean Penn.
Another McCandless quote: "...nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future."
Except, as it turns out, a lack of food and a good map. As an Alaskan park ranger later wrote, "When you consider McCandless from my perspective, you quickly see that what he did wasn’t even particularly daring, just stupid, tragic, and inconsiderate."
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