by mvs » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:18 pm
by kamil » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:07 am
by mvs » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:09 am
Fletch wrote:Mike - don't think this much. You're giving me a headache. You just need a pep-talk. Have you been drinking?
Fletch wrote:You're fine. Climbing is not inversely related to the other things in your life. The pie (or table) expands and contracts (pretty much with the amount of sleep you get) throughout your life. Success is different for everyone. Don't get caught up in it. Be happy. That's the most important thing. Whether your happiness comes on a mountain, in a boardroom, a chatroom, and/or at home, just be happy. Happiness is a choice and it's much sweeter when you don't overthink it. Strive for balance and you will get it.
Fletch wrote:Oh, and SP will keep on keepin' on. It's arrogant to think that any one person is Summitpost. It's an aggregate of many and as long as the lights stay on it will be here longer than you and me. Don't worry, be happy.
by mvs » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:43 am
The Chief wrote:Stay out of "OFF ROUTE" Mike and the rest of you folks that may take all that dumbass shit in there on a personal basis, and all should be fine.
The Chief wrote:Besides, if pertaining to and following the ins and outs of any climbing internet site/s is your primary basis for climbing, I personally believe that anyone that does so should seriously rethink why they tie into a rope in the first place.
The Chief wrote:SP has been a vehicle for me to share some of my climbing experiences and knowledge. Some seem to think that since my personality is one of brunt hardness or whatever, there isn't much basis to it. I could give a ratass what anyone thinks of me or my delivery style or their perception of me. Ya'll can take it or leave it. Don't mind me none. What they or anyone thinks or SP in general, is most certainly not the basis of why I do or ever will climb.
The Chief wrote:I have noticed lately, that climbing for many has become a vehicle to socialize. Not me. It has and always will be my primary vehicle to get as far away from humans as possible.
The Chief wrote:PS: Mike, you have spent time with me on a rope and in my home. I believe you clearly understand my post. Cuz you know who I really am in real life.
by Guyzo » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:57 am
by kevin trieu » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:02 am
mvs wrote:I was thinking about this the other day.
A lot of us here have built our lives around the dream of climbing.
Juggling the other dreams we have too, of love and family and "success," whatever that means. But you can't help but recognize in yourself, at least I can't, that climbing gets a bigger seat at the table than it deserves, considering how many hours of life really get devoted to doing it. Why is that? Is it a placeholder for something else? For religion? You have to wonder...what would be there if climbing wasn't? It might be something better.
To the assertion that the internet is a "free for all," and you can't trust anyone or anything, I offer my words in defiance.
I say that SummitPost IS a community of climbers. Because I NEED a community of climbers, and I'm going to have it if I have to fight for it. The Elves here have stepped up for that vision and come under more attack than usual to keep this a place where we can share our thoughts and maybe learn a few things.
I want to say thanks for that.
We got bored and we didn't care what happened. Well, what happened serves us right. But that's one way to learn.
Thanks, happy to be here,
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