Archive for April 13, 2008

Late last year I saw a film called Into the Wild. I had the chance to see the film again a few days ago. It was based on the life of Christopher McCandless, who leaves behind all of his worldly possessions and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

While I enjoyed the entire film, there was one line, in particular, that stood out in my mind the first time I saw the film and then again the other day:

"Call everything by its name."

I like the idea of calling things by their name. That’s the way it should be. Instead, because we’ve become too overly concerned with being politically correct, we’ve become a nation of euphemistic individuals.   (more…)