For many Americans

For many Americans, a “normal” life is living in the comfort of a home. Many will even view comfort as a necessity. Into the Wild describes that lifestyle and someone who chose it. Christopher McCandless was living a “normal” life with his family when he chose to abandon it for a life in the wild and on the road. As he was traveling, he gave advice to Ronald Franz; he wrote in the letter, “Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.” (57) Franz took that advice to heart and follows that advice and moves out of his home. Although Franz has followed his advice, life on the road is not suitable for everyone because many can not deal with the hardships and liabilities that Chris McCandless has dealt with.

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