Before he went missing, Jonathan Croom had developed an obsession with the movie "Into the Wild," in which a young man leaves society to go live off the land.
The movie's main character dies. So did Croom. The 18-year-old's body turned up in rural Oregon Monday, authorities say.
It was a 1,000 feet away from his abandoned car, which officers found last week.
What was the name of that book? "On the Origin of..." something or other.
No correlation between the book and his death, except maybe the book was an indicator of suicidal ideation, fleeing the pressures of life or whatever. Another millennial with weak coping skills from being over connected to his gadgets and facing the prospect of supporting himself, I suspect. It's being investigated as a suicide at any rate.
The USA will see an increasing number of "calls of the wild" and deaths by "senseless" violence. I expect it from the youth of a society that no longer values material success, and actually condemns such achievement, along with "too much" education and the highest culture of Western civilisation.
Such a pity he didn't make Gordon Gekko his cinematic hero.
Get off my lawn!!
and the highest culture of Western civilisation
... not really.
I suspect todays youth actually puts too MUCH emphasis on material success! They need to put more on moral values and less on material.
Dang just found out this guy was from where I live. All over an ex girlfriend. Tragic
that movie was depressing...people we still live of fhe land...just to your local market and see how many things are products of the land...you don't need to go to the wilderness to appreciate that...get a bucket and grow tomatoes on yah porch...start a garden in your back yard...pot some herbs in yah kitchen window...and if your city ordinances
permits raise some live chickens and gettah goat to cut yard yah grass...
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