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  •  Yeah, he was cruel to his family but... (9+ / 0-)

    ...it was his right to do as he pleased with his own life.  

    I would never, ever do anything like what McCandless did with my family.  Heck, I'm 51 and still at least tell my mom if I'm going to make a routine trip.  But I don't think, in a moral sense, McCandless can be blamed for anything other than extreme insensitivity to his family.

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    by howardpark on Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 07:16:49 PM PDT

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    •  A lot of people have had to walk away from their (0+ / 0-)

      folks, and no one set of reasons will apply in any bunch of instances. People who grow up in families providing emotional warmth throughout childhood probably seldom sever ties the way McCandless did.

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