The hike makes the view worth it.
I know the hike is hard and long right now. You have skinned knees and sore feet. I heard you tell yourself it wasn’t worth it, but may I be so bold as to tell you that sometimes the purpose of your goal is something other than what you’ve always thought.
And at the top you can see clearly that it was in fact the aching back and tired quads you overcame that were the purpose all along.
The purpose of the hike wasn’t the view but rather you learning the extent of who you are and what you are capable of despite others’ response.
Without the hike the view wouldn’t have any worth.
P.S. What is the view you are hiking towards?