Oxygen. I love oxygen, life would be downright unlivable without oxygen. I loves me some oxygen.
Seriously, In my life I feel that the meaning of life and the thing that makes life livable is appreciation. Appreciation of the world around me, the food I eat, the people that love me, and even my precious oxygen.
Back when I was digging holes for a living, out in the hot sun. I would stop and wipe my face and breathe in deep and look around and fall into great appreciation of that white sky and the buzzing of the insects and that hot heavy air. How much I appreciated being there and getting to witness all of it. Eating my food slowly and sucking the flavor out of the food smashed between my tongue and palate, it's a wonderful thing. Kissing someone that loves me and smelling their face and hair. Appreciation of all things.
Everything is dying. Entropy swallows all things, and will continue to do so until there's nothing left. The only thing one can aim for in a situation where eventual annihilation is the only possible result is to achieve the maximum possible before the end.
"Not really ... though I'll admit I didn't have enough of a plan when I got out of law school. Took me a while to find my niche. I did litigation for a while, and found it too much of a hassle. Its just an irritating…"
"Short answer: No.
I never thought I would end up hating this profession as much as I do.
I never imagined that office politics would ever play more of a role in my career trajectory than skill or experience.
I never thought that 20 years…"
"We just ened to be strong and direct enough to protect our interests. Iraq fell in what, a month?I am in favour of isolationism. Let the world do what it wants, we are the meddlers. We protect our citizenry, our trade, and our resources, that's…"
"We pull back and let the world go whatever way it wants to go what happens? My prediction is nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan, or North and South Korea, or Israel and some Middle Eastern country. Or worse some asshole with a…"