'It’s believed the CIA once suspected these buildings of being nuclear weapon bases... However, these architectural wonders of southeast China have stood tall for almost 800 years, housing up to 400 people in each! '
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I don't like being inside my haid, so I usually play music to avoid that. But ahead of the 2 day hike of Jirisan, the highest mountain in continental South Korea, I decided to leave my headphones behind, and one of the things that got me thinking, is how climbing a mountain is a metaphor for life.
Sometimes you feel like giving up, you feel physically incapable of going any further, but somehow find a way to push yourself to the limit and make it to the top.
The easiet way to keep going, and this was a hard realization for a loner, is to be surrounded by the right people. No man is and island, and life is so much easier with the help of others.
Sometimes you have to go down before you can go back up, it might feel like you're going the wrong way, but you end up in a higher place.
As they say, an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.
And as soon as you're on the top, the happiness quickly starts fading away. And you start thinking about what where you want to go next.
So try to enjoy the journey and not just the destination, stop every once in a while, take in the view, and then continue up. Because strange as it sounds, getting what we want doesn’t actually make us happier—at least not for long. That’s because of a feature of our minds called hedonic adaptation, the gradual return to our baseline happiness level after a positive (or negative) event. Whatever goal we achieve, we quickly get used to our new situation and begin taking it for granted.
But does it ever stop ? Do you ever get to the top and think to yourself, I'm done climbing, this will be my last ever mountain. Or does the urge to conquer new mountains and achieve new goals stays with us forever?
Okay I think that was enough
*shuts down brain, opens spotify* ...