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Skiing is more than an Olympic winter sport that has captured the interest of
average people. It has become a metaphor for life, because it epitomizes the
strength, courage, and endurance that life requires. But life also requires
flexibility, which we seem to lack. Life asks us to zigzag right and left around
obstacles, as if we are on a slalom course. But we like to proceed fast and
straight, as if we are schussboomers. Since life is a slalom, but we are
schussboomers, it’s no wonder that we so often plough headlong into