alone in the wilderness

When you have a new paradigm planted firmly in your brain of what “really impressive” is, the accomplishments of someone like Donald Trump or even Warren Buffett kind of pale by comparison.

I’ve written about Dick Proenneke before.

He’s an amazing character.

He’s not about chest pumping and self-aggrandizement….it’s just his quiet competence and deliberate action that really made an impact on me.

I wonder how many people are living quietly competent lives who we never know about?

I doubt that many of them would care if we knew about them or not.

They don’t seek out “having babies with Kanye” or dressing in a meat suit at a big awards ceremony.

I guess the point of this is that Dick Proenneke is not alone in being so competent and capable. I suspect that there are quite a few people out “in the world” living a big, quiet life.

The quiet ones are the most interesting.


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.


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