A quote from Hunter S. Thompson (via opalenoire)
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear
I love my child. But I regret having her at various times. I am selfish, because even though it was my actions and my choice to have her and she didn’t ask to be here, I think of the mistake I made and how having her means I can’t see and explore the world and live the life I want. But that might just be an excuse, making her the scapegoat for my own failure to take risks and really live….
Christopher McCandless was a real American hero. Possibly a little crazy. Fatally naive, but a hero who recognized the futility and suffocation of American (particularly middle class) life. Materialism and capitalism run amok. He upheld his morals of not being a slave to things and of freedom and nonconformity. Life in America is a trap! Don’t fall in! We don’t need cell phones we can receive email on 24 hours a day and cars that know where we are at all times! We don’t have to be slaves to our hair coloring and nail-filing and tanning appointments! Into The Wild forces me to remember what rings true to me: the value of visceral experience, self-determination, respect, exhilaration. Remembering that life is not about being ruled by the Court of Public Opinion. That is a facade. That is fake and unimportant and a trick. Everyone thinks everyone else is judging them, when in fact, everyone is judging themselves mercilessly, wasting time and precious life. Not really living. A paralysis of the soul. Self-induced. Terrified of the unknown, of uncertainty and of risk and of failure. Buried in regret and guilt over that regret and self-recrimination over the guilt! I am slowly marching, numb and defeated, to an uncertain death.
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How sad and hypocritical. Guess I should take my Dove Real Women badge off my Facebook now…