Mountains look beautiful only when looked from a distance. But it would be foolish to say that you'd rather not admire the mountain's view, just coz you know that only when you get closer do you actually see the reality. In my opinion, as long as you know that you should keep that much distance in order to see the beauty of it, you're doing perfectly fine!
P.S: I very humbly request the readers NOT to extrapolate this post to your whims and fancies. Please refrain. Thank you.