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I'm sure most of you have heard of Christopher McCandless, I guess he was a MGTOW before there was such a term. Any thoughts?
I'm not recommending anyone go off into the Alaskan or any wilderness and try and live off the land like he did. I know if I did I would not survive 100 days like he did. I think his story is more about living your dreams which most men are afraid to do.
That guy was an idiot. I saw the movie about him. I didn't finish it, because the guy was a huge hippie/malcontent tool.
The young man, was also unstable. He had no idea how to do the things needed for survival, in Alaska. He didn't understand the concept of priorities.
I'm pretty sure if anyone saw him while close to death. They would have fed him. He didn't have to die of starvation and cold.
I get that rampant materialism is bad. Whether someone's a shutin hoarder. Or a backstabbing sociopath driven by outwardly appearing superior to others that have less material stuff.
At the end of the day for this guy. His arrogance led him to dying of exposure. I think he got really sick miles away from other people. Then didn't have the energy to look for help.
So he just died in those last few weeks or so. He probably also wasn't conscious very much before the end. He probably slept for 20+ hours a day those last days.
In my estimation, he was a MGHOW. Though going one's own way isn't a guarantee of prudent decision making. Hopefully one will rationally weigh the various factors involved with any significant life course. I think that's the biggest benefit of the metaphorical red pill.
My two cents
I read the book and saw the movie.
I believe Chris McCandless saw the puppet show that modern society is and decided to go his own way; he swallowed the Red Pill so to speak.
But, on the other hand, he seems to have taken the "go my own way" philosophy to an extreme, losing all sort of rational thought a true MGTOW uses in his daily life. He showed strong "emotional" impulses that steered his decisions based only on his "feelings" of inadequacy towards society, and eventually, led to his death by his own means, and also, stupidity! This actually resembles the M.O. of a woman: impulsiveness, lack of rational thought, decisions made on "feelings" and so forth.
I guess the main lesson I got from the book/movie is that you can go your own way, but do it with rationality and reason! Not in the impulsive/NFG way Chris did! And also, that no man (not even we MGTOW) is an island - Chris shunned help and friendship from various people he met on his journey to Alaska, either due to his own arrogance (as Narrow Road pointed out in his post) or egocentric behaviour.
P.S.: by the way, the Into The Wild movie soundtrack has some very cool songs by Eddie Vedder! Definitely worth checking out!
All my point was that he had a dream and went for it. It may have been suicidal and irrational but he went for it.
I don't recommend anyone follow in his steps but rather follow your dreams instead.
Well said Herr Kapitain!