Being human is cool because we have the mental capacity to analyze our own perspective of existence and adjust our values according to divine will. We can think beyond the basic needs of survival and contemplate what it means to be aligned with ultimate good. We can see a spider in our house, feel shock, then calm ourselves down and think, “How can I respect this life? How can I manage the presence of this being in what I have claimed as my territory while respecting the purpose that it serves in the ecosystem and its right to be alive?” I think these kinds of questions are part of the challenge of the human condition and the fact that we have the opportunity to transcend it is really wild.
And you realize that that’s what human happiness is: having a resilience and an excitement about being alive. This is your shot. This is all you’ve got.
"Loneliness is a purely subjective, individual experience. If you feel lonely, you are lonely."
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” —Carl Jung
“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
— Henry David Thoreau