Exchange Between Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins

An exchange between Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Doug Tompkins, founder of North Face during the movie “180° South”:

“The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It’s so easy to make it complex . . . What is important is to lead an examined life.” (Chouinard)

“In response to people who say you can’t go back. Well, what happens when you get to the cliff?  Do you take one step forward or do you make a 180 degree turn and take . . . one step forward? Which way are you going? Which is progress?” (Tompkins)

“The solution might be to turn around and take a forward step.” (Chouinard)

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