Originally Posted by Sarah in SC
I guess the one that struck such a chord with me was the Wall Street guy. He seemed so sure that what he was doing now was better than what he left. I wish to one day have that kind of assurance about my direction.
And I thought the train-jumping teen was unbelievably articulate for his background and current status. He reminded me a bit of the guy profiled in John Krakauer's Into the Wild.
I wanted to identify with the Wall St. guy as I have a somewhat similar background but honestly, he didn't sound too happy with his lot.
Although I agree that he seemed happy to be away from Wall St. he seemed a bit like a Cain figure - wandering the world with nowhere to settle and no direction. When asked whether he would go back to the Wall St. life I couldn't understand from his answer whether he would or not. I thought it was a bit ambiguous.
He definitely seems like he wants to establish roots and have the picket fence lifestyle.
The Kumpfry guy reminded me of the "Into the Wild" character also. (A lot of the negative aspects regarding the naivety too.)
I thought the last guy who travels the mountains was pretty interesting too.