[maverickphilosopher] William F. Vallicella: What Makes a 69 Year Old Man Want to Climb Everest?
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Fri Mar 7 18:24:50 EST 2008
Posted by William F. Vallicella:
What Makes a 69 Year Old Man Want to Climb Everest?
The Nils Antezana story. I've said it more than once: the strenuous
life is best by test. But I distinguish strenuosity from getting
oneself killed in a fit of hubris. So, respecting my limitations, I
stick to hiking and backpacking and read about the exploits of those
who suffer and die on Everest and K2 and the Eiger Nordwand while
safely ensconced in my La-Z-Boy recliner.
Companion post: Strenuous, but Without Destination
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