Beginning a Pilgrimage for Glory to Better Remember a Legend
Adventure: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. This is the Dakar Rally in a nutshell. A contest to test the limits, offering barely more than the glory of being the best in the world. An odyssey to far-off lands, encountering foreign cultures and mindsets and bringing home insight. This isn’t just a race. It’s the modern “hero’s journey” – a concept discussed in Joseph Campbell’s work “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” (first published in 1949) which he observes a mythological structure of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world myths. Throughout history, mankind has challenged themselves through by venturing into the unknown, facing their fears and returning from their epoch enlightened. Whatever way we define it contemporarily, we – even the era of technology, comfort and entitlement – need adventures to find ourselves, to grow. And there’s no doubt...