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Comments by chugach001 (2)

Article: Black Diamond Merger Followup
Ah come on, Metcalf risked it all and busted his ass for 20 years. He's earned the right to cash in his chips and leave the table.

If you wanted the business to remain so damn pure you would have bought it yourself. But likely you are all talk and no cash. The petulant child who wants to believe in fairies and unicorns.

There is way too much risk in business to stay in it any longer than you want. This is like telling Bridwell he's a sellout for tapering back first ascents in his old age. Whothefuckareyou to sit in the bleachers and chastise the warrior who gave so much for so long? You cant even carry his jockstrap and you want to cast stones. Go risk your own fortune and you'll be ashamed of how you once acted as a child.


Article: 2.8 Kids with a White Picket fence and the Company Car
Here's what I wish I had known in my 20's... It's not the climbing, it's the passionate pursuit of life.

The trap is thinking that it's climbing and limiting yourself to that.
The trick is finding a way to have it all and pursue a life of passion.
There is no greater reward in life than loving others deeply. That's why formally cool people seem so damn happy married with kids (they are).

At times my work is better than a balls out alpine climb. Think about it, climbing does not hold a monopoly on cool. How about surgery? Hold your shit together doing that and bouldering still looks like a pussy sport. There are plenty of cool ways to have the thrill of climbing and some balance in life; Flying, litigating, etc.

It's possible to be totally correct in an opinion and still be painting your life into a corner of limitations.