The point of skiing isn’t to get from the top of the mountain to the bottom. The point is to find fresh powder and to ski it as long as you can in search of flow.
Flow where your abilities meet the challenge. Where time is lost. When people are so absorbed by an activity everything else falls at the wayside.
This irony cannot escape me: there is no fulfillment without struggle. We live in a unique point in history. To choose to throw ourselves into adversity and not just take the easy path.
RIP Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi