Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. . . . Then, when you're no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn't just a means to an end but a unique event in itself. . . . To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow.

Robert Pirsig, Soul of a Citizen by Paul Rogat Loeb