Thursday, February 11

Aha!

"The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences." - Into the Wild

Saw this movie the other night and can't help but think of this line. I've read the book 12 years ago and watched it just now. The V. didn't really think the story is worth filming but again maybe because I've read the book that's why I probably enjoyed it. For those of you who don't know the movie/book, it's a true story of a young man, freshly graduated from the university and decided to abandon his old identiy, family and other material possesions and go to Alaska from West Virginia. This journey takes him 2 years, meeting people, having new experiences and so on. Will not tell you how the ending went you could probably google it if you want to or watch it.

In one scene - the main lead role urges the old man, whom he met in his journey to do something out of his life- to have new experiences. But isn't it true - we are after all richer through the many experiences we've had. We become who we are shaped by the events that transpired- Somebody told me once - "you've changed, you are not you anymore. " At that time  I thought that was sad because this somebody was referring to it in a negative way of sort.  Then again I cannot be the same I am a few years ago because there have been so many things that happened - if I would stay the way I am so and so years ago maybe that means I have not learned anything at all from life.

5 comments:

fortuitous faery said...

it's the intangible things that are the real treasures in life. doing things that scare you, for instance, helps cure that fear. it was cathartic when i drove on the interstate highway, driven by my desire to see disney world last year!

cheers to new experiences....let's toast to more!

Gattina said...

That's very true ! sometimes I wished I would have been like now when I was young, but then I would have been old, probably, lol ! I changed a lot through the years, and that is good so. If you always remain the same, then you haven't learned anything. I became cool and a philosoph, and nothing bothers me anymore (or nearly ) but when I get angry then I get really angry, lol !

lilay said...

true...

lucidInterval said...

life happens and it's great, right? are you still studying? drop me a line when you got the time :)- j.

prinsesamusang said...

i haven't seen that movie but i surely love that line. so true!