Are you a passionate traveller? Here are the twelve life lessons that come to mind first after watching this cult travel movie
called “Into The Wild”.
Well, ‘Into the Wild’ is certainly a movie you must see! This invigorating 2007’s American biographical survival, as well as adventure travel movie by Sean Penn, is really one of its kind. The movies depicting true travel stories have always created a splendid impact on the viewers and ‘Into the Wild’ is no less. I’ve watched this travel movie multiple times and the lessons that I learned from it are something that are totally unforgettable!
When I watched this movie for the first time, it was the most transformational and emotionally sensitive time in my life. That is when getting in touch with myself and my place in the universe (through ‘Into the Wild’ of course) had inspired me in various ways. Well, I love travel stories from my childhood itself and ‘Into the Wild’ is definitely my favourite one.
Why did ‘Into the Wild’ become a treat to my traveller soul?
As I mentioned above, it’s all because this exceptionally amazing and awakening film taught me the best lessons of my life and in this piece of writing, I am going to jot down some of the most major ones which are always in my mind.
Dreams should be always followed
Like young Christopher did in the film ‘Into the Wild’, I decided to always choose my dreams over everything. We see some valuable dreams in our lives. So, it’s our responsibility to treat our heart right while chasing them as much as we can.
What Christopher did in ‘Into the Wild’ is something that most of us are scared to do.
He left his stable career and family life to live his life while being free in the wild. I got a lesson from this aspect of the film ‘Into the Wild’ that there’s nothing in the world which can give more mental peace and satisfaction than being what I want to be.
Natural serenity can make life new
The outstanding cinematography of ‘Into the Wild’ lets us realize the huge significance of natural beauty in our life. Just simply lying under the sky and watching thousands of stars in silence can let us relish one of the most beautiful moments of our life. The stunning green views, gushing water, and spectacular flowers showcased in ‘Into the Wild’ made me witness my life in a new light on all my next outdoor visits. Above that, some of the scenes were just out of the world!
Strangers can be the best people sometimes
‘Into the Wild’ has taught me that it’s not necessary to always value only such people who are close to us or related to us. Rather, some random individuals walking on the streets can inspire you in many ways at times. In fact, after I watched’ how Christopher rekindled when he heard about their failing relationship from a hippie couple, Jan and Rainey, in ‘Into the Wild, I developed a new habit.
It has become my past time now to talk to random people and ask them about their lessons. I, then, note down them and next, whenever I doubt my capabilities or get stuck with some kind of problem, I just open my diary and read those lessons. It acts as no less than therapy for me!
It’s always possible to learn a new skill
The film ‘Into the Wild’ has totally helped me to overcome from this fallacy of restricting myself to the comfort zone only. I realized that it was too easy for me to confine myself inside a box and remain aloof.
Rather, what seems to be challenging and invigorating is going out and stimulating myself to learn new things. Just like how Christopher learned leather work in the movie while staying with an old man Franz and then later used this skill to make some really appealing stuff, many new things that I learned after watching ‘Into the Wild are helping me now and then.
Happiness comes with sharing
One of the biggest lessons that I got from ‘Into the Wild’ is that we should always share our happy moments with our loved ones. It gives us pleasure and lets people stick to us in our hard times.
In the movie, Christopher’s journey becomes very challenging eventually. He gets stuck alone in a bus, his life becomes harder there and finally when his supplies run out then he realizes that nature can be even pretty harsh and uncaring sometimes. In the end, he ends up eating a deadly plant while foraging for himself.
That is when he realizes that true happiness is only that which one can share with others. There’s no good in living alone.
Last but not least, these lessons from this epic movie ‘Into the Wild’ have really evolved my life in the best possible way. For me, it is not just a film. Rather, it is a life-changing experience. I will always owe a hearty token of thanks to Christopher McCandless along with the entire crew of ‘Into the Wild’ for creating such an inciting masterpiece.