Originally Posted by skipmac
Guess you aren't really reading my posts very closely if you ask that question. I'll make one last try and then I give up.
The question itself is almost absurd and I don't think even warrants an answer. I see nothing wrong with different, I honor and applaud different. Differences makes the world an interesting place. If you knew me you would find that I don't fit in any standard pigeonhole myself.
However I don't see much to appreciate when different is just self destructive or harmful to others.
I guess you didn't read my earlier posts either. It started with the part time cruiser thing which I agreed with by saying that is where I will probably fit in one day because I might want to do something else like hike the desert possibly near Lake Mead.
Then I mentioned the book Into The Wild. That was it!
Then I went on to highlight some of the characters from the book where Krakauer was simply trying to show the draw Alaska
has on certain types of people.
Btw, the kid from Into the Wild had some problems with some of the adult things his parents did because he was young and very idealistic. He needed time to sort them out, and he was just about there when tragedy stuck.
As I said before, the author Jon Krakauer himself did something very similar when he quit his job to go off and climb this mountain in Alaska
solo. He thought it would totally change his life. Near the top, he almost met with disaster.
And speaking of characters from the book, there was John Waterman, Mountain Climber extrordinaire! Yep, he was in the book too and maybe the best of all the characters!