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It’s one of humanity’s more interesting characteristics that many a person will go beyond the known and the ordinary. Where another animal may go to new places while looking for food or new territory, but will usually stay in its habitat, a human being may decide to “venture out into the unknown” or climb a mountain simply (as George Mallory famously stated) “because it’s

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The force of habit, the readiness to do things signaled by activation potentials in the brain before it has ever entered into our consciousness… neuroscience has been looking at the matter of free will, and it looks as though “how to truly live in this world” is a silly thing to ask. We live here anyways, as the bodies we are, tossed and turned

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The age of adventure, the era of explorers – it all seems a thing of the past. Now, the best you can do is action sports and extreme travel – but there’s a big difference: The earlier explorers didn’t quite know what they were getting themselves into, and went to the white spots on the maps not just for the heck of it,

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You are, more and more, asked to dream, to aim high, to fly. I’m increasingly taking my cues from running, keeping the feet firmly on the ground, and I think it’s a good lesson. Don’t get me wrong. I think it helps to have some goal, to have a bit of ambition. You certainly need motivation, need something that keeps you going. And

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