To surmise, the circumstances these men overcame during this expedition has allowed me to draw many parallels to put the ease of my life in perspective. For example, having to ride my bike six miles to work for a couple weeks while I was getting work done to my car doesn't seem to be such a mission anymore, especially since I am traveling to a safe, secure shelter with food not consisting of pemmican and seal blubber. Another aspect of the book that amazed me was Worsley's navigational skills, as I would place my faith in his directions at sea over any GPS system that could be conceived. In all, Endurance was a testament to the unbreakable human spirit and the exemplification of our innate ability to survive any hardship that could be thrown our way.
P.S. Life Below Zero is a show I found on Netflix that sheds a possible glimpse of the crew's plight of being stranded in arctic temperatures. However, I don't think what the people on this show go through can be compared in any way to the circumstances of the men aboard the Endurance.