I have to admit that I am exceedingly relatable to Holden, especially in some details. Like he hates people say "Good luck" to him as a goodbye. It remains me how immature I am currently, in my late 20s. It is hard, but there is no shame to admit that.
Escape from what? From the adult world, or from the prison set up by ourselves.
How to be mature? The chicken soup in this book put it like: an immature man do blah blah blah, a mature man do blah blah blah.
Recently, I read a quote that quiet cut the noise through and throw in some wise light: "Don’t step away from the fear, the shame, the failure; go for it, only in this way, you take away its power. — anonymous."
My British booker friend told me how relatable this book is to the assassination of JFK and John Lennon.
It is said this book has tons of negative impact on some Americans. But to me, it is so soft-spoken, gentle and fascinating, sometimes warm-hearted. Holden, indeed, is a meek and tidy paranoid.