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  1. If you flip a one-dollar bill, you'll see a picture of another mountain.

    Unlike Everest, almost everyone climbs it and spends almost their entire life on it…

    If anything, I tend to consider this particular mountain a monument to human madness, selfishness and vanity, and Mount Everest is just a serious challenge for professional climbers…))

  2. why not? any human success, any grandiose goal, is a monument to our vanity.

    Olympic athletes, workaholic businessmen, showmen, academicians – all these are people who have made huge sacrifices for the sake of their ego and dreams.

    Unlike an ordinary man in the street, who worked 8 hours and lay down on the sofa, these people plowed-plowed and plowed.
    and they sacrificed a lot of things, including health, personal life, and so on.

    Is this correct? the devil only knows.�

    it is probably correct, because the person himself so wanted.

    After all, he doesn't bother anyone. his life-as he wants, so he disposes.

    he wants to die on Everest, he wants to die in the gym, and he wants to die of a heart attack at work.

  3. I think this is not madness, but a desire to do something extraordinary. I see this as a desire to do something extra, to overcome myself, to know myself. And, as the author correctly pointed out above, the conquest of Mount Everest is the same achievement as any other, in which a person invests a lot of effort, time, and money.�

    It is not a matter of grief or height, but of a person's desire for achievements, for supertasks. You know, as the 20th-century psychologist Viktor Frankl said: “If I want to be what I can be, I have to do what I have to do. If I want to become myself, I must fulfill personal and specific tasks and requirements. If a person wants to come to himself, his path lies through the world…”

    People strive to know themselves, to find out what they are capable of, where is the limit of their capabilities, and for this they climb mountains, and do many other things)�

    Although there is also vanity in all this, of course.

  4. I would say that this phenomenon is a vivid manifestation, an expression of human madness, which is invisibly present in all human existence. The fact that it is so bright against the background of small follies does not make it unique and exceptional. Man is inherently stupid, vain, ignorant, and doesn't understand what he really needs. The manifestation of this truth is everywhere.�

    By the way, the very aspiration of man to the heights is praiseworthy and true, it is as if “logical” – everything stretches up in nature, to height, to flight, to the Sun, to the Sky, to the Stars, it is easier to say to God, but due to the fact that our inner compass is corrupted by sin, all this is distorted and comes out somehow perverted, ridiculous, different. This is the search for a lost Paradise in a person – even Vysotsky sang the Ascent to the Mountain as something sacred, something great, having a deep meaning, but as I said, this is distorted and becomes some kind of fanaticism, cult and blunder.�

    Life on the mountain is very different.
    No more debt, no more wine.
    And it doesn't reach the mountain
    The discord of the lowlands.

    Life starts all over again
    For those who make shoots.
    And all that howled and screamed,
    When he gets up here, he'll sing.

    This is metaphysics, an allegory that means overcoming oneself, spiritual ascent from the “earth”, earthly vanity, jostling, fuss, from the mundanity of human existence, etc.

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