There are many people in this world who want to quit whatever they are doing, pick up a bag pack and go travel the world. But, unfortunately, they're caught in life and fail to gather that kick to set about fulfilling their wanderlust. If you're in this category, then I suggest you watch the movie – Into the Wild.
Based on the book of the same name, it's a true story which revolves around the young lad named Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), who gave away his entire savings and hitchhiked to Alaska to live a life completely on his own off the grid. On his way to the wilderness, he stumbles into many adventures which most of us can only dream of. He also meets a hippie couple on his journey, whose marriage is falling apart.
Needless to say, Christopher helps in rekindling their love and continues his journey.
The final part of the movie takes place in the Wild, where he has made an abandoned bus into his home. Here, we see our lead enjoying his life to the fullest, but also learning a really important lesson at the same time – nature is a cruel teacher. Ironically enough, it's Mother Nature itself that leads him to his death.
However, having spent a life fulfilling and free, one can only speculate if he had any regrets at the time of his demise. But now, moving on to the bigger question – will we be ever able to break away from the shackles of society and live a life of fulfillment?
During the course of the movie, we see our protagonist unencumbered and brave, someone who isn’t afraid to live life on his own terms. He took one giant leap which altered the very fabric of his life. Granted that he lived only for a short while, he still managed to live a life which was truly gratifying, and managed to do all of that without any money.
And then there is us, who, despite having the resources, fail to fulfill our lifelong dreams of travelling the world.