«To overcome a great way to find yourself»
Cheryl Strayed is a novelist, memoirist and essayist and feminist-activist who is best known for her book “Wild – From Lost to Found On The Pacific Crest Trail” about her 1,100 mile walk from L.A. to the Canadian border. The film is slow but has it’s moments of livliness and is frankly, really sweet and speaks to the heart. Reese Witherspoon played Cheryl in the film version and did it perfectly! The message from Chery’s book is brought to life by Witherspoon in an inspiring story. You just want to go walk with Cheryl and you know it will be a great adventure.
This is not an actual sports drama but the metaphors are the same. Sport can help us overcome hurdles in life and sometimes it’s an inner fight we wage to achieve a dream that’s bigger that we are.
The meaning of each of these stories has a common thread: overcoming your inner fears and self doubts to survive under difficult conditions, to find your sense of purpose in life, to never give up despite all the adversity and difficulties you encounter on your quest. You should always try to live it to the max and always push yourself just a bit harder to achieve your dreams.