“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, & hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new & different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security & 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 & its incredible beauty.” –Into the Wild
I plan on backpacking through Europe sometime — it’ll be a unique opportunity to experience the world in a brighter, purer way. But until then, Chris McCandless inspires me daily.
Books I recommend:
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The reasons for this are numerous, but let’s go with Nabokov’s unforgettable prose for now.
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
Beyond epic! I experienced every human emotion possible while reading this.
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Ken Kesey’s adventures make for some interesting reading. Could literally feel my mind expanding.
Profound, provocative, haunting. Esther’s narrative is like looking into my own brain.
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
If you’re at all curious about psychoactive substances, read this book! It’s very methodical & honest.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
It’s a classic for a reason. The upcoming movie just gives me another reason to re-read it.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
This book is life-changing. It will alter & inspire.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Nothing but truth – it doesn’t get any better than this!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Basically, I am Charlie. This book is my adolescence. I love everything about it.
And about ∞ more…
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