Reaching the top is not easy, but if you think that is your goal, it will be even harder – you will still have to descend. Until one day you realize that the goal is not the top, but the way. Then the mountains and valleys will equally rejoice you.
There are places on Earth where it’s always a little uncomfortable. Where spectacular to look at, but you stop for just one shot and hurry on. Where you would never want to build a home, even if you see the sea in the distance.
But people lived there. For a hundred years in this remote corner, they built their poor lives from lava pieces, loved, raised children, and died.
Now there are not many families left in the village. And if not daily tourists, they would leave too. To comfortable cities, on soft sofas. Where we are.
© Fortune, 2009
Is the place where you live comfortable for a living?