I’ve talked about finding taste, refining taste, and expressing taste. I had the opportunity to express my taste in a new way in December. I’ve been climbing for over ten years (finding taste). I’ve experimented with different approaches and techniques (refining taste). And I have my own unique style that I’ve developed over time (expressing taste).
thank you for sharing, you are the best
Random thought when you mentioned sharing something from Paul at least every month. What if you were only ever allowed to read one thing from the same individual, ever? Never repeat read from the same person?
I first started thinking about this in terms of social pleasantries. How are you? Good. But what if you had to answer that question differently every single time? What might happen?
I’m confident Paul’s writing is awesome. I’m confident writers might initially hate this thought exercise. But it leads to considering what writing online is for. On the surface it’s about collecting new insights and perspectives. However, I have found over time, for me, that it’s just as much about creating relationships... and that’s why i probably read the same authors over and over again (like this newsletter :)
What do you think about that?
I see a parallel between the fun you're having with setting climbing routes and the work that Paul is doing. The pathless path is a self-designed climb that perfectly stretches the climber in ways that exercise his or her essential spirit. So in a way, it's not pathless at all. It's an intentional route that perfectly matches the growth needs of the climber. It just takes a while to find. And a big double-vote for grabbing Paul's book, it's beautifully written and inspiring.
What V levels are those routes??