Firstly, I "regurgitated" nothing. It was all original content. The only "folks" who really "FEEL it", read it here first. As the author of those words, I can put it into any context I feel like, so please save yourself the embarrassment of preaching to me about what is or is not condescending with regards to this topic.
Secondly, as an admitted non-expert, I'd kindly ask you to refrain from deciding and then declaring for someone else - especially an entire culture - what is or is not "rude". However if you desperately feel the need to do so, you might want to have a vague idea of what it is your talking about.
Thirdly, it is not for you to decide what goals people should have. Just because one persons thoughts and opinions on the subject "isn't a reason for you", doesn't mean it isn't a reason - a goal - an aspiration - a dream - for someone else.
Fourthly, for your own edification, Chomolungma is the Tibetan and Sherpa name for Mt Everest. It translates as "Goddess mother of the world" or "Mother of the Universe" depending on who you ask. It is the name Andrew Waugh, the British surveyor-general of India, would have given it (Mt Everest) in 1865 had he known that was is its local name. He was taught by Sir George Everest to use the local name for all places when naming them for British documentation, but both Nepal and Tibet were then closed to foreign travel at the time, so he named the mountain after his mentor, until such time as it could be renamed with the local appellation. By the time people knew its local name, Mt Everest had "stuck".
Finally, the philosophy that you state is "lightyears" away from you is NOT from a "few centuries ago". Its just a simple acknowledgment of death and the risks of going up there. Death is gonna happen. You cant escape it. No matter how much you dread it. You might die in the shower tonight, or in your bed 100 years from now. It doesn't matter. Your going to die. My point was simply that there are worse ways to die than to do it while striving for a goal, and worse places to spend eternity than on top of a mountain. I'd rather be there than being in some insignificant hole, serving as worm food, ensconced in taffeta. Thats just me. Maybe some others. You? Doesnt sound like it. Thats fine by me.
But hey, please dont let your admitted and demonstrated ignorance stop you from passing judgment from that soapbox. I wont take it too seriously.