Stop idolizing the mountain. You can fall all the way down, walk ’round the damn thing twelve times, waste a few years, and still never make it all the way to the highest peak. It doesn’t matter. You can still survive in the valleys below, beautifully and well. You can still pour yourself into the ocean, and traverse continents and climb through jungles. The diversity of terrain is what makes life worthwhile. Your elevation does not mean that much.