Friday, May 22, 2009


I've been reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer for the past 4 hours or so and I like what page 115 has to offer. Food for thought:

"Chris just didn't like being told what to do. I think he would have been unhappy with any parents; he had trouble with the whole
idea of parents."

A lot of the time, parents don't have much respect for their kids; they don't consider us adults and they don't see that we have ideas of our own and we have our own way that we like to do things. Chris McCandless didn't like being told what to do. He wanted to find his own path and not have his parents so involved in making his decisions in life. I dislike that parents have so much control over their children's lives as they do. What if kids weren't so limited in their adventures? Would children grow up to be less rigid, depressed, pessimistic adults?
That reminds me... "Do one thing a day that scares you."
Eleanor Roosevelt
Be adventurous today. It doesn't have to be anything big like base jumping or anything, but make something to eat without a recipe or reconstruct an old t-shirt without a pattern. Crawl out of the shell that you are comfortable in and experiment a little.
Photo credit: Danny Roberts (on Etsy)

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