Saturday, December 8, 2012

Endlessly changing horizons

I'm reading Aron Ralston's book Between a Rock and a Hard Place (best. title. ever), and he just quoted this passage from Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, and it really resonated with me:

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."

Hear, hear.

1 comment:

  1. A great quote. It is so true, especially for those of us with wandering and and exploring in our blood.
    Chey x