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something to think about... Fwd: [at-l] Impact of Hiking?

### Just cleaning up my mailbag, is all....

--- Lynn Setzer <hikester@mindspring.com> wrote:
> From: "Lynn Setzer" <hikester@mindspring.com>
> To: <at-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
> Subject: [at-l] Impact of Hiking?
> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:29:30 -0500
> Hi everyone!
> I've been dealing/thinking/wrestling with lots of stuff lately
> -- the flotsam and jetsam of life -- and am curious to know if
any of you have discovered that being a hiker has fundamentally
changed your point of view about life.  Not just about
environmental things, but things like your patience level and
your ability to put your head down and just muscle through
> I know that over the last couple of years, I've become deeply
> impressed with how apt hiking is as a metaphor for life.  I
mean, sometimes it's all uphill and you ain't sure you're ever
going to reach the top of it.  But I've learned to muscle
through, which I think is a good thing. I've also learned to
whine a lot less, which I also think is a good thing; at least
the planet is a little less noisy.  But I've also become
somewhat intolerant and impatient with others who don't suck it
up.  This I take as a bad thing.
> So, I'm kinda curious to know how my experience stacks up with
> yours. Anybody care to comment?
> Lynn

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