posted on Jun, 5 2020 @ 07:14 PM
When I was a lot younger I used to be an Alpinist as a hobby. I liked to climb mountains. As a kid I climbed dumb 'hills' of mountains, but later
I actually got into some technical climbing. Real Alpinism.
Mountain climbing is hard. It's physically difficult, but more than this it's mentally difficult. Ergo...it can be scary sometimes!!! Really
I loved the rock climbing part, but I wasn't that good, and there was always a rope and fall protection. But then there were these times when no
fall protection could work....really scary times! Scary times like a walk across a 400 sand knife edge to the summit, like Long's Peak, in
Colorado...where there's no fall protection and it's 2,000 feet straight down on both sides! You fall, you DIE...period!
On a side note, me and the Ex-wife went up there one February day. Wind was blowing 60mph when we got up there, and we did make it across (although,
if she would have fell...well...I guess...OH WELL...LOLOL!) But she didn't fall.
There's a funny thing about mountains. Getting to the top, is much easier than getting down. This brings me to my point...
I've never climbed Everest, not even close! On my best day, I might done a 14'er or two, and even those were tough. And, I realized the really big
hills weren't for me, I was too old.
So, why the rant?
Sometimes you (me) get challenges, professionally, which are great than summiting Everest, and I've been faced with one of these challenges for a
while now. The order was..."CLIMB IT!!...or ELSE!"
I drew the Everest analogy for a reason. There's a limit to what you can do, and when faced with a challenge you clearly cannot accomplish, well,
what do you do? When they NEVER let up...that's the goal, and you WILL climb it!
For a while you and your team try, and you do the best you can, but eventually you learn the people telling you to climb the mountain have exactly
zero experience climbing mountains themselves!!! ZERO!! Yet, they still continue to whip you to summit the mountain. Never ending!
So, it IS a rant. It's a rant about people who push you for reasons of their own selfishness, to do things they could never do themselves. For
their own greed and selfishness. For THEM, not you.
Yes, it is a rant!
So, as any truly good alpinist would say...NO! I'm going down...while I still can!
You do what you want!
The rest is up to YOU!