Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life his, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.Viktor Frankl
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
The problem, however, eventually became evident: to make science the arbiter of metaphysics is to banish not only God from the world but also love, hate, meaning—to consider a world that is self-evidently not the world we live in. That’s not to say that if you believe in meaning, you must also believe in God. It is to say, though, that if you believe that science provides no basis for God, then you are almost obligated to conclude that science provides no basis for meaning and, therefore, life itself doesn’t have any. In other words, existential claims have no weight; all knowledge is scientific knowledge.
―Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air
It is better to burn out than to fade away.
-Neil Young / Rust never sleeps / 1979
-Kurt Cobain / Suicide note / 1994
The traveller has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.