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Living Style of Life

July 21, 2008

” The first question which you will communicate and which I must try to answer is this, “What is the ingest of rise Mount Everest?” and my answer must at once be, “It is no use.” There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behavior of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly scrutiny men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not alter back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any combust or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can be planted with crops to raise food. It’s no use. So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself ascending and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just trend joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for.”