It was amazing to read about Shackleton’s journey. We complain when we are sick and not feeling well but they didn't have that luxury. They suffered frostbite and slept in drenched sleeping bags seeking warmth from the brutally cold weather conditions. They sacrificed their dogs in order to have enough supplies for them to eat. They were faced with endless challenges that would have broken them mentally and physically but they continued to push forward because they wanted to live. Their will to live was unmatched as each new day continued to give them little hope for their survival. They lived off the land and what little they could hunt and find while quickly adjusting to their new way of life which consisted of being wet and dirty all day long. Crew members quickly became family and each played a huge role in the day to day mission to survive and rescue the other crew members. The fact that they got to live to tell the story is amazing. I don't think I would have been able to make it through such tough times.
"The pleasure principle does not abandon the intention of ultimately obtaining pleasure, but it nevertheless demands and carries into effect the postponement of satisfaction, the abandonment of a number of possibilities of gaining satisfaction and the temporary toleration of unpleasure as a step on the long indirect road to pleasure" Sigmund Freud
"The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again" BF Skinner