I really like most things in life. I feel like an insincere jerk- didn’t you always hate that always-positive kid in high school? Yeah, I did too- actually, envied him. Somehow I’ve become more positive. Well not really. Just more energetic I guess. Well, positive too. If you can float through life on that cloud (condensed and frozen into ice, because otherwise you’d fall through it. But ice would sink.) Let me start over. If you can float through life on that big puff of lighter-than-air cotton, soaring over the trenches and crags of problems, more power to you. Well, not really; then you’d just complacently wander around, not doing anything. If you can climb the mountain of life with never-dulling pickaxes and grappling hooks, wearing a cheery grin and catching other climbers when they stumble among the weeds and roots, then when you hit the summit (and die), then you are my hero.
So I didn’t really say anything useful in that whole paragraph. So I give you this bit of information, in the style of Dr. Balls:
Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. It is the least populous state in India, and the second smallest. Sikkim was an independent state ruled by the Chogyal monarchy until 1975, when a referendum to make it India’s twenty-second state succeeded. The thumb-shaped state borders Nepal in the west, Tibet to the north and east, and Bhutan in the south-east. The Indian state of West Bengal borders Sikkim to its south. The official language is Nepali, and the predominant religions are Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism. Gangtok is the capital and largest town. Despite its small size, Sikkim is geographically diverse, owing to its location at the Himalayan foothills. Terrain ranges from tropical in the south to tundra in the north. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, is located in Sikkim, straddling its northern border with Nepal. Sikkim has become one of India’s most visited states owing to its reputation for untouched scenic beauty and political stability.
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