To escape the confines of his life. He wanted something more instead of simply accepting what other penguins have done for generations until their respective deaths.
Instead of following the group in their standard formation going about their normal routine, he chose a different path. He saw a wide open plain of snow with mountains on the horizon and wondered: “What’s beyond the mountains?”
Then he decided to go find out. Maybe he hoped there would be a better life there or maybe he didn’t care. Maybe the journey itself was already enough to make him feel more alive than he ever felt before.
Or maybe he just said to himself “I’m not going there to die. I’m going there to find out if I’m really alive.”
I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me, and I walk alone. Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Green Day