“Perhaps it’s time, I muse, to close those chapters and remember the enduring lesson of my entrapment: that relationships, not accomplishments, are what’s important in life.”
― Aron Ralston
Ralston still climbs today, but the difference is that he tells his family where he is going and he is truly thankful for the opportunities that he still has. He now has a wife and child, which he has to take into consideration every time he considers the risk of dangerous climbing. We see this problem in a lot of places, men trying so hard to achieve career goals that they let their family fall to pieces. With the quote above you can tell Ralston has a different perspective on life and so should you.
There has been a feature film made about the story of Aron Ralston titled 127 hours which if you haven’t seen, I would highly recommend.