Into the Wild, pg. 132:
“I just don’t understand why he had to take those kind of chances,” Billie protests through her tears. “I just don’t understand it at all.”
As hard as it is for Billie to understand why Alex ventured off into the wilderness unprepared, it’s apparent in the book that he loved to taking chances. Taking chances is so incredibly important because if you don’t take them one day you will reminisce on your life and have regrets. And as we all know, no on likes regretting things. I think that’s the reason Alex chose to take so many life threatening chances. Had he not done it, with his personality, I feel like he would have later regretted not exploring the way he did even though it ended up taking his life.
There is a whole list of things I want to do when I graduate college. One of them being to work on a cruise ship for a year before going to law school. I feel like that’s a chance I want to take because I love travelling, especially by cruise ship. I feel like it would be an incredible experience and if I don’t do it I think I would definitely look back and wish I had!