Muir created remarkable inventions out of nothing. Despite growing up in such a stern family, in particular his father, he strived to do the things that brought joy to him. His remarkable inventions lead him to travel to Madison, which landed him at the University of Wisconsin despite his lack of education leaving school at the young age of eleven years old. People saw something in Muir through his determinism and passion where as his father didn't so much. The environment back at home in Scotland restricted him in some ways from doing what he so dearly loved. His bravery to leave home with barely any money shows his commitment to follow his dreams and goals.
In the beginning of his journey, Muir did not intend on his writings to be shared with others. He wrote for the pure love and excitement of his experiences in the wilderness. His isolationism from people through his journeys was not of much concern to him, nature was his god and all he needed. The ability to feel fulfilled with nature is incredible. This is something I don't think many people can achieve, having very little connection to society. I admire this of
Muir, to feel so connected to nature and feel fearless in its company. He mentioned he was never sacred of death. Upon his journey to the golf, he became very sick. Instead of blaming his