In the book, Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer relates the quest of Chris McCandless to find happiness. Chris was certain that time alone in the Alaskan Wilderness, living off the land, was his ticket to fulfillment.
Into the Wild records two years of Chris’ journey to Alaska. After arriving there and spending 100 days in solitude he read these words in Dr. Zhivago: “an unshared happiness is not happiness.” Chris wrote in the margin next to these words, “HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED.”
Christopher McCandless had discovered a truth about human existence. God created us for relationships
--Krakauer, Jon, Into The Wild, (New York: Villard Books, 1996), 189. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Romans 12:15 (NASB95). “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”