Yesterday as I sat at the precipice of Mt Penobscot at Acadia National Park enjoying the absolute silence and the wind blowing clouds over the hills, I thought about how many other people must have sat in that exact spot enjoying the exact same things. I quickly filled up with joy and intrigue as I realized, “People love being in special places like the tops of mountains and thinking about who else has been there before them.” These kinds of things make us feel very connected to other human beings — other human beings who are at least enough like us that they also like to climb mountains. And that connection makes us feel more complete. Better at being human. It’s a feeling that we are connected to something bigger. Even bigger than the mountain on which we sit.