When I first announced that I intended to sell my “entire life” on eBay there was a huge amount of press and public interest. Why would someone want to get rid of everything they owned?
I received many emails from people who suggested my choices were similar to those made by Christopher McCandless in the book and movie “Into the Wild”. The movie came out in 2007, not long before I made my life-selling announcement.
I watched the movie in the run-up to the “aLife4Sale” auction, and wrote about my thoughts in a blog post at the time. My feeling then was that I had almost nothing in common with Chris McCandless. His main motivation for choosing to get rid of everything he owned was his desire to leave society behind, to be completely and utterly alone.