adopt a simple and moneyless life was because of this discovery that altered

Adopt a simple and moneyless life was because of this

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adopt a simple and moneyless life was because of this discovery that altered his view on the world (Krakauer 1). However, for Daniel Suelo, family remains important and when his father was sick, Daniel had to “come back to civilization so as to care for him” (Suelo 1).
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Surname 4 Therefore, Daniel still sees his family as compared to Christopher who died without the knowledge of his family (Suelo 1). Secondly, Chris McCandless could only live the adopted simple and moneyless life for about two years before he died in the Alaskan bush; from 1990 to 1992. On his art, Daniel Suelo has lived in the cave for close to seventeen years since 2000 after leaving his possessions and adopting the wild life (Pullman 1). Thirdly, for Daniel, perhaps his experience with the Peace Corps as a volunteer may have motivated him to start the moneyless life as compared to Chris who began his adopted life immediately after college. Chris donated most of his savings to charity before embarking on the hitchhiking mission and the eventual life in the bus in Alaska (Schonfeld 1). For Daniel Suelo, the moneyless life is a priceless life because “nature gives freely” and therefore, people should also “give their possessions freely”. However, Daniel says that “commercial civilization has created an imbalance since it is based on money economy that thrives on the knowledge of good and evil but using commercial concepts to create “illusions among people” (Becker 1). In fact, Daniel states that not even a single nation can balance its own budget framework or environment. Daniel believes that gift economy runs on faith, love, and grace; forming the core message of every religious affiliation in the world (Suelo 1). Therefore, he believes that wild nature is the true human nature but has been crucified by commercial economy (Becker 1). It follows that Daniel Suelo’s need to quit money is from a spiritual perspective as opposed to Chris McCandless whom people, including the author of his story, Jon Krakaeur, have been speculating as a result of family frustrations and a personal deficiency because of his social inabilities. Further, Chri McCandless began his moneyless and simple hitchhiking life at a young age, in his mid twenties, as compared to Suelo who began it when he was in his forties (Krakauer 1). Similarities
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Surname 5 Despite the differences that the two have, some similarities are profound. Firstly, both men have a college education and had good upbringing. For instance, Daniel says that he had to leave his moneyless life to embrace civilization because of his parents, an indication that he valued his upbringing. Further, he states that he has strong Christian foundation (Suelo 1).
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  • Into the Wild, Chris McCandless, Christopher McCandless, Jon Krakauer, Daniel Suelo

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