Wednesday, January 20

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation - all of which may appear to give one peace of mind but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence, there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy, but once you become accustomed to such a life, you will see its full meaning and it’s incredible beauty.

— Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild


  1. What an amazing excerpt. This absolutely resonates with me - and exactly what I was thinking before I left (albeit, not as eloquently!)

  2. GOOD

    that is highlighted in my copy


  3. Mina, I think about what you and your husband did is absolutely incredible and it's doing just what John Krakauer says to get the most out of life. I envy and admire you so much! All the best!

  4. i'm going to take this and the MANY other quotes (seriously, not wierd?) as a sign. yep.