As you may guess, the title of this article is just a metaphor which shows insufficient respect toward mountains power. It will be a short story about the adventure of mine and my friend that took place in Tatra National Park. Last weekend supposed to be last springboard before new academic year and it almost was one of the last. Without landing.
The second day in Zakopane, after ascenting Giewont we decided to go on Małołączniak - the mountain that is less characteristic, less symbolic but higher and with more interesting view. To not be bored, we decided to go from the Mała Łąka Valley side and go down Miętusia Valley. That are just basic information more for well-wishers of Polish Tatra Mountains than tramps of Krupówki.
We woke up early in the morning, fastly reached the trail and all seemed that it will be next great day heavily above sea level. When we got to the Wielka Polana we took a break to supplement water and admire the view in the valley that with its wildness invited us for a walk. We couldn't refuse. Ground was a wetland that is why we were walking with our heads down becase we had just sneakers on our legs that is why even mud was slippery. Now imagine our climbing at the top of Giewont in that shoes, holding the chains and pinning our hopes on act of God that we both do not believe just to not downhill with our shoes from the wall and not to finish our lives several hundred meters lower, cautionary.
Why are you doing what you are doing? What heads you? Why have you started to study the course you are studying? Why have you gone to the job you have gone? Why are you learning the language you are learning? Why are you waiting to start a family? Why are you saying that you want to achieve exactly this thing? Why?
Think why are you doing what you are doing. You are doing all of that for yourself, for your parents, lovers, children or to satisfy the society? Why do you put exactly those and not other challenges to yourself ? Why do you go straight for (I hope) goals that you stated yourself? Why exactly that aims? Have you ever thought if you act automatically because that behove? Your friend started to learn Japanese so you also should do it, your friend started to go to the gym so you won’t be worse, your old devil started second faculty so you will do it too. Are you doing all those things because you really want to do it and you really feel that it’s right and will allow you to advance and be better you? Be better at what you do? Or you are doing all the thing because other people do it?