Call of the Wild

What does the paradox Jack London describes in the Call of the Wild mean?

That the ecstasy of feeling alive comes with the complete forgetfulness of living...

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Buck is realizing his Alpha-dog self. He has discovered the call of the wild. Nature is his new purpose. Living in the wild isn't a life style, for Buck it is life itself. Running in nature through the trees and beneath the stars is Buck's destiny.