Friday, February 24, 2012

Quest for Unknown

"Because it is there," George Leigh Mallory said to the question why he climbed.  We ask such a question to mountaineers, but also to you, and to myself -- but we don't have a clear answer.

Don't assume: Mountaineers won't give you any clear idea.  They themselves do not know, for this is why they climb.

Our life is full of those questions: What is the unknown?  Why do I not know myself?  This is a blog of a journey, journey being with the question: "Why, not only do risk your life, do you do the unknown stuffs?"  Anthropology does not try to tell you an answer, for anthropology is not a philosophy; it would only show you the people.  It is, also, mine: How do they try to answer those questions?