Free Solo

Posted: October 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Listening to interview with climber of “El Cap” and his perspective on free climbing the most perilous rock walls in the world. When asked by his girl friend if she ever enters into his equation about whether to take these huge life and death risks, he asks a clarifying question: “Does that equation include extending my life span as long as possible?”

“Yes,” she replies.

He answers, “Then no, not if that equation means extending my life span as long as possible.”

It’s the only answer he can give. He couldn’t do what he does and also be seeking the longest life span as the highest value.

How would we change how we live if living as long as possible was not our most important goal?

 

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