All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else’s life would not have been as rich without us here.
Jodi Picoult (Handle With Care)
What makes people despair is that they try to find a universal meaning to the whole of life, and then end up by saying it is absurd, illogical, empty of meaning. There is not one big, cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person. To seek a total unity is wrong. To give as much meaning to one’s life as possible seems right to me.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.