"It is true that many creative people fail to make mature personal reltaionships and some are extremely isolated. It is also true that, in some instances, trauma, in the shape of early separation or bereavement, has steered the potentially creative person towards developing aspects of his personality which he can find fulfillment in comparative isolation.
But this does not mean that solitary, creative pursuits are themselves pathological...."
[A]voidance behavior is a response deisigned to protect the infant from behavioural disorganiztion. If we transfer this concept to adult life, we can see that avoidant infant might well develop into a person whose principal need was to find some kind of meaning and order in life which was not entirely, or even chiefly, dependent upon interpersonal relationships.
A RETURN TO THE SELF
-Chris McCandless: "Raw youth who mistook passion for insight and acted accodring to an obscure, gap-ridden logic. Mountains make poor Receptacles for Dreams.
But i believe we were similarly affected by the skewed up realtionships we had with out fathers... I suspect a similar intensity,
a similar heedlessness,
a similar agitation of the soul."
"Terrifying....Eloqurnt....A heart- rending of human yearning."
-The New York Times
"A narrative.. arresting force BLAHBLAHBLAH Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look.
it's harsh terms"
- Washington Post.
"Compelling and tragic ...hard to put down"
- San Francisco Chronicle
"Captured the saga of a stubborn, idealist young man" -Los Angeles Times Book Review