This quote is a perfect explanation as to why I want to improve my life in the way I want to. And yes, I do have a big ego!
Nothing is more damning in the mountains than hubris, yet hubris is fundamental to climbing mountains. All serious mountaineers possess big egos. You cannot take on the risks and constant suffering of big mountains without one. We may talk like Buddhists, but don’t be fooled, we’re actually narcissists – driven, single-minded, masochistic narcissists. Nearly all of us, on some mountain at some time, have defied logic and refused to turn around…
~ Mark Jenkins
Nat Geo author. 2015 Hkakabo Razi Mountain Expedition.