Similarly, despite the frustration and difficulties inherent in scientific study, I cannot retreat from my goal of universal understanding.When observing Saturn”s rising, the Milky Way Cloud, and the Perseid meteor shower, I simultaneously felt a great sense of insignificance and purpose.At the summit, the view of the surrounding mountain range is spectacular.
Similarly, surrounded only by mountaintops, sky, and silence, I recognized the need to remain individually focused on my life”s goal of understanding the physical universe.
Personal Narrative- Mountain Hike In hiking, as in life, there are choices between success and pain, pride and safety; this is the story of one such choice.
Last summer I participated in the Rayado program at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Too often people simply hike across a flat valley without ascending because they content themselves with the scenery.
The mountain showed me that I cannot content myself with the scenery.