“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 conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous 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”
-Alexander Supertramp,Into the Wild
This is one of my favourite quotes- it depicts so well the way I see and feel about life, and helps to explain why- unlike many people I’m surrounded with who cannot seem to understand- I am not, and cannot, be satisfied with the boring, average, secure life. Why I don’t sacrifice everything for financial stability and why it does not particularly concern me, why I have goals but do not plan out my life and why the prospect of not knowing what comes next and living life as it comes excites me. Why my parents don’t understand why I can’t be logical and happy to stay in a secure, 8-5 Monday-Friday office job and save for my future instead of having fun when I could not think of anything more mundane, suffocating and spirit crushing. I desire for life to be a liberating adventure full of spontaneity, magical moments and crazy fun and I want to live in the present, not the future.