This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Human kin loves a great challenge; the pride in achieving success within a difficult task is nearly overwhelming in most individuals. Men and woman everyday push the limits of mind, body, and soul to feed the addiction that moves the world forward. The addiction of overcoming a challenge, becoming superior, to make a name and be remembered; these attributes allow people to push the edge of sanity and safety. Some of these people race cars, compete in triathlons, or even possibly climb mountains to feed their addiction of feeling alive. Jon Krakauer is one of these people; he knows that feeling of being alive and pushing the limits of Mother Nature’s boundaries. “Straddling the top of the world, one foot in Tibet and the other in Nepal” (1, into thin air) Krakauer had witnessed a massacre of which the world had never seen before. This event didn’t involve guns or massacre of which the world had never seen before....
View Full Document
- Fall '08
- Into Thin Air