Sometimes hiking alone is the only option with everyone's busy schedule. If you wait for a partner to hike you may never get out there.Most people give me crap about hiking alone. One friend is supportive. She told me, "I understand, I want to live my life now, not wait until retirement." A month later she was diagnosed with breast cancer.Yes. Contrary to the analogy of retirement being like having a squirrel save up his nuts until the time he doesn't have any teeth.Does that mean they'd get to collect social security from age 20 to 40?Yeah, but if we waited until 40 to make people go to work (after enjoying their "retirement for around 20 years"), it is scary what the suicide rate might be.Eh, we spend our lives working hoping for some relief and some fun when that phase is over -- but will we have the health to enjoy our freedom? Youth is wasted on the young.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.