When people say that they find Christopher McCandless to be selfish infuriates me. IMO, he wasn’t selfish. I don’t understand how his actions would be deemed as selfish. He escaped the world full of selfish people around him. By no means is his a hero because he done nothing heroic, maybe his plan was slightly idiotic but damn, at least he had the guts to do something and fuck off. I wish I had the balls.
I think if anything he was a bit naive about how rough alaska was going to be but I hate it when people can him selfish or say he deserved to die because he wasn’t prepared. It’s horrible. My dad is one of the people who think he is selfish. It’s weird becasue first time he watched the movie he loved it, then it got to the end when he died and he completely changed his mind and said that he was stupid and selfish for putting his family through that.
Taxi driver was just being nice today, and in fairness there isn’t much else you can ask a teenager, and was asking me if I was in school and when I said no he asked if it was uni then and when i said no I was waiting for him to ask if I had a job and was thinking up a story in my head to tell him (which I tend to do with Taxi Drivers who try and make a conversation with me because I’m 1. Awkward and 2. sort of embarassed when I tell new people that I don’t have a job or go to school) But he didn’t push it so all was good.
A couple of months ago when a taxi driver asked me if I had just sat my exams (meaning high school) I just said yeah and bullshit my way through a 20 minute journey about what subjects I took and how I think I did on them and how I’m nervous about results and course I applied to for uni.
When it comes down to I find I’m a pretty ace bullshitter
When I was in nursery, every Friday we would all sit ina circle and say what we wanted to be when we grew up. Bearing in mind I was 3 years old. I said I wanted to be a Princess but the teacher, Mrs Simpson I still remember that bitches name, said I couldn’t because my mum and dad weren’t the king and queen. I went home upset and told my mum what happened and she said “Yes we are, you can be a Princess if you want!”
so the next Friday we were in the circle again and I said Princess again and Mrs Simpson was like “Chiera, I told you last time you can’t be a princess” and I like shouted back “I CAN IF I WANT TO!”
I still think the scene when The Doctor and Amy bring Van Gogh to the present day to see how much of a success he becomes and how much people adore him and his work is one of the most ~touching scenes I’ve ever seen on TV