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"Sometimes I think the purpose of life is to reconcile us to its eventual loss by wearing us down, by proving, however long it takes, that life isn't all it's cracked up to be.”
- Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

However popular this cynical sentiment, it's not my personal view. Yes, we all live in tragic circumstances, but I see no percentage in dwelling on our long-term survival prospects. I like George Bernard Shaw's attitude on the matter:
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

I find it worshipful to enjoy the bounty we have as long as we have it. There's a reason they call it "The Present."

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