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  •  Yes, we must come together to survive, let alone (0+ / 0-)

    thrive. But in my experience we all have to figure out how to shake out of our souls the often (not always) life-killing social and familial structures that for the most part enabled us to reach maturity.

    So it isn't "either-or", either "do what society and family expect you to do" or "follow McCandless into the wild". It's both. Look at what the past structure provided, then "destroy it by modifying it". Then hope to survive the process and have an emotionally and intellectually fulfilling life.

    I'm posting this so late that likely no one will see this comment and pat me on the head, but such is life. This comment will be as dead as McCandless.

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