Life is simpler on an expedition. The people on it have a shared goal and take tangible steps toward it every day. They come from different places and have different beliefs, but work together. When you stand shoulder to shoulder with someone while working hard as a team, you appreciate them, even if you don’t agree on everything. Instead of dwelling on what separates you, you focus on what brings you together and what you share. At the end of the day, sharing a cup of tea at twilight on the riverbank, life just makes sense, a fleeting feeling in our modern ‘real world’.