Chris Mccandless Journey

633 Words3 Pages
We depend on people both physically and emotionally in order to function better and live more effectively. Research has showed that people who form healthy relationships with people live longer, are all together much happier than those who do not. We interact with people almost every day our lives, so community is a big part of our lives. I believe that community is an important aspect in anybody’s life. As humans we are social creatures therefore community and human interactions are essential to our happiness. In Into the Wild, Chris McCandless does not have a community to identify with. McCandless leaves community behind to enter the wild. He has no problem leaving all his relationships with people behind, which I find truly sad. However, Chris could not completely escape community. Throughout his adventure I think Chris unconsciously learns that happiness lies within relationships. Near the end of Chris’ adventure it is noted that he wrote in his journal “Happiness is only real when shared” (Krakauer 189). I think through Chris’ journey he has learned that community is important and you might believe you are happy alone, but you have no one to share you happiness with. Therefore is your happiness…show more content…
I believe that relationships are human nature and it was inevitable that McCandless would have human interactions throughout the book. Humans were born with the instincts to build relationships. Dalai Lama once said, “We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.” (Dalai Lama XIV). In order to live a life of happiness even the most unsocial people need
Open Document