It’s William Shatner’s 80th birthday and I think I speak for many of us when I say, happy birthday, Bill! Keep on going where no man has gone before and please live 80+ more!
In celebration of this momentous and idyllic, geeky-landmark in time and space I present to you one of my all time favorite youtube videos.
Your question will follow.
Yes, it is a fun and silly video but we really can look at the mountain as a lovely metaphor for life in general. Why do each of us do what we do? Why do we struggle and fight for what is right and good. Why do we battle our way against adversity and against the majority opinion to do what is better for each of us and for the world in the long run? Why fight the skeptical fight when it is so much easier to simply believe? Heck, why hike a mountain when you can lay on the floor and eat bon-bons?
Why do you climb the mountain?
*PS I am totally going hiking now.
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.