Jobs vs. Into the Wild

If I were to give you a quick synopsis about these two movies and then asked you to give me a similarity between the two films you would probably only be able to come up with something like “both main characters are males”.

Yes, this is true however, after watching both films and really looking past the main elements of each, (Jobs was based on developing technology, and Into the Wild was all about escaping technology, money, and just about every other part of society) there is one commonality.


Both Jobs and Christopher/Alexander had developed these ideas and neither would let anyone get in their way of achieving what they set out to do.

In Into the Wild Alexander met different people along the way and each tried in their own way to get him to either postpone his trip, contact his family, or go about his journey differently, but nothing could stop him. He was determined. Alexander did not worry about what others thought of him or really about anything, he just wanted to accomplish what he set out to do.

Jobs was told many times in the movie that his ideas weren’t quite right and was even taken off his own project, but he believed in his ideas and stood by them. Jobs did not let other people’s opinions stop him from developing what he had become so passionate about. And in the end Jobs proved everyone wrong.

What are you passionate about?


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