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The skier's tale

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7338.685/a (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:685
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    Someone once pointed out that an excessive fear of death substantially impairs the quality of your life. The same could be said for the quality of your skiing. If, like me, you are an extremely poor skier then, at the top of that icy red run, you see only fear. The scintillating light of sun on alpine peaks is invisible, shrouded in the miasma of concern for your immediate future. Thoughts that should be soaring from this perspective …

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