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    • DellwoodBarker9 months ago

      This is 👌. DeepDave highlights The Quote 💯

      And YASSSSS; this too:

      “I want to be an 80-year-old boy,” he writes in his book, of his future. “I want to experience every phase of my love for the mountains with total madness, with my eyes shining brightly, my heart beating wildly and out of control, my legs shaking from having just climbed up a mountain. Until, when I’m truly old, my body stops working for good.”

      • Karenz
        Reading streakScribe
        8 months ago

        Total enjoyment of a very unique human.

    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      9 months ago

      Introverted mountain phenomenon, reminds me of Alex Honnold!

      It was very common a few years ago to travel to do an interview, to send a photographer from the other side of the world to take a picture. Is that what we want? We need to rethink. What’s my role as an athlete? What can I do? How can I preserve the mountains? And, as a collective, how can we change the future of sport so it’s more responsible?

    • Alexa9 months ago

      What an iconoclast. I love how the article, and Jornet himself, explore the tension between his immense athleticism and love for his sport, and the requirements of being a pro athlete (and by default, influencer). Thoughtful read for as quick as it is.

      • thorgalle
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        9 months ago

        Nice find!

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all time
      9 months ago

      Like many of us, he finds small talk tough. “For me, the small talk, it’s never easy,” he says. “We’re socially expected to make it. OK, but, like, why can’t I just be with a person for hours without talking?” He argues we’ve forgotten how to be quiet. “I feel that we connect silence with something bad, especially when we are with others. But we shouldn’t – sometimes silence can mean everything is fine!”