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By Robert Wheeler

background and psychology point out that individuals have mental wishes together with a feeling of that means and objective of their lives. Mountains characterize hindrances in assembly those wishes, and studies in hiking mountains supply a automobile either truly and figuratively for exploring linked mechanisms and affects. the 1st bankruptcy relates a private event mountaineering Mount Fuji that almost resulted in catastrophe, with the query of why humans do such issues. next chapters exchange among hiking stories and examine effects approximately why humans pursue tough projects. A bottom-up technique helps the ultimate chapter’s proposals of spirituality as a character trait, nognosticism that acknowledges wisdom is proscribed, ecumenical humanism for non secular tolerance, and the philosophy of pragmatic pluralism. for all times to be significant and possible, humans desire a feel of goal and coherence that's top met by means of having either a trust concerning the unknown and doubt of its validity.

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