Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sensation Seeking

Mountains provide the fix for people who crave risky, novel, spiritual, cognitively complex, and stimulating experiences. Thrilling adventure is the genesis of self-fulfillment. The psychological literature (Zuckerman) describes this personality trait as “sensation seeking.” Carl Jung once said, “Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.” Yes, Dr. Jung, you are correct.