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  1. A nihilist? If you think Christopher McCandless was a nihilist I don't think we share the same conception of nihilism. Nihilism is the philosophy that says reality contains no values what so ever and that what we think are values are just an illusion. Christopher McCandless clearly has values, a lot of them. His adventure inlcuding Alaska, freedom, all the people he meets etc etc...But it's fair to admit that McCandless was irrational to some exstent. His visit in Alaska was after all not well planned and it led to his death. Although you cannot deny that he lived a happy life, into the end. Achieving your own hapiness is the only moral duty of and the meaning with your life, thats what McCandless did achieve. The fact that he died at the age of 24 does not make is life less filled with hapiness. I think his life is a perfect example that proves the truth of the following quote: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln. Furthermore, McCandless stood up against society, his horrible family and other evil norms. I think he was a great man that is admireable.
  2. It's really sad Hitchens is dead. He was one of the great intellectuals of our time. A rational defender of ateism. A man who was honest and radicals on the horrors of religion. May he rest in peace.

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