CHAPTER 4: THE BOND
Shared suffering is perhaps the most effective way to create a friendship that lasts a lifetime.
Physically and mentally demanding activities quickly strip away the false confidence, arrogance, and the posturing that is all too common in today’s world.
True character is revealed; and true relationships are forged: the ones which, decades later, continue to add value to your life.
Social status, careers, “game,” and other distractions people use to seem more than they are stop being important – or even possible – amidst shared suffering.
Yes, walking the path will make you physically stronger and faster. But, more importantly, it will allow you to meet others along the Way.
Others who have chosen the path. Others who are willing to do the hard things most are not. Others who share the same values as you.
This is the way.