Last night I watch the movie “Into the Wild.” I though it was a great movie overall (there were a few unnecessary scenes – if you know what I mean). The movie is based off of a Jon Krakauer book by the same title. The book was better, but the movie was very good as well.
The story is about a man who graduates from college and embarks on a journey to find true life. He is disenfranchised by the typical American existence and sets out to find his own way. The movie does a great job portraying the longing that exists in every human soul – the desire to be fulfilled in life, to feel like your life has significance, etc.
I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I thought the last line of the movie summarized the point brilliantly. Christopher McCandless wrote, “Happiness isn’t real unless it is shared.”