Aron Ralston

In 2003, Aron Ralston amputated his own arm after he was trapped by a boulder in a Utah canyon. Six years later, he still struggles with the meaning of his survival.

It’s not about what you do; it’s about who you are.

I still do like adventures. But it’s different. It’s not coming from an esteem-building, need-fulfillment place, like my life won’t amount to something if I’m not the first person to make some major accomplishment.

Now I’ve identified what that source is, and it’s love.

We’re tapping into that source of strength and courage when we feel love, and we do it for our families and our friends and hopefully for the world at large. Those opportunities are out there all the time, and hopefully we’re doing it for that instead of just our own egos.

–Pushing the Limit
Climber Still Seeks Larger
Meaning in His Epic Escape
NYTimes.com
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