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  • No matter how you feel about life and the human condition. No matter your political belief and stance current world events. There is one thing that everyone can agree on. The only thing in existence that is inevitable. Death. It always happens. One way or another, you're never going to leave this world alive. Whether your a poor, grimy bum slumming up the streets or some fat-cat bureaucrat sitting on top of the world and fucking with the system. No one can escape their ultimate fate.

    This leads people to question why even try. What's the point in trying to fix a broken world? Why would you ever want to try to make a difference if it won't last forever? If my life is going to end, why try to do anything meaningful? Is anything really meaningful at all? Nothing lasts forever. The only thing that you can guarantee in life is suffering.

    I used to ask myself these questions every night in a fit of self-loathing. I've questioned my existence on multiple occasions and came to the conclusion that there's no point. However, now I've come to understand that just because there's not a necessity, that doesn't mean that it's not important.

    Why else would people cling to religion and faith? If there was really no point to us being here, why do we become passionate about things that will in no way affect the outcome of our lives? Because we need it. We feed off of emotion. We hunger for hope. Human nature leads to suffering, but there's beauty in it as well. Love. Laughter. Art. Faith. Family. All the little things that serve to put a smile on my face give me purpose.

    So yeah. I'm gonna die. I'm probably never going to make my mark on society or change the world for the better. But I'm the center of my own universe. I can choose what I do with it. And right now, I've chosen to forget society. Forget all of the shit of the world. It's hard. I'm weak. I crumble. But I keep going because there are things that I couldn't live without. Sometimes I really feel like I could do without my family. But I have the best friends. People that I need in my life. Especially my girlfriend. I know it's cliche, but she's the most important thing in my life at this moment.

    Because everyone has something that makes them feel worthwhile. Everyone just needs to find their thing and work for it. That's what life is really about.
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