Western culture has things a little backwards right now. We think that if we had every comfort available to us, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now we’re so comfortable we’re miserable. There’s no struggle in our lives. No sense of adventure. We get in a car. We get in an elevator. It all comes easy. What I’ve found is that I’m never more alive than when I’m pushing. And I’m in pain. And I’m struggling for high achievement. And in that struggle, there’s a magic.
~ Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Runner/Former Marketing Executive