I've been thinking a lot, reading a lot, listening to various people's perspectives on life. Everyone, from survivors of the worst tragedies, to those troubled like the brilliant, late Anthony Bourdain, to those whose names you've never heard of. Conventional wisdom says that life is a gift and is precious, I disagree (for now, I think it is important to evolve your opinions with new information).
So to learn from you all and to learn from each other, are you happy? What drives you to live? Life is not absolutely better than the alternative, we simply do not know. Some religions say you come back into another life, others say there's some afterlife, others say there's a great and infinite nothingness. Nobody truly knows. So what drives you? What makes each of you wake up every morning and do whatever it is that you do? Is this how you want to spend your limited time?
A lot of my life has been driven by competition. What if I choose to no longer compete? Am I failure? Is death inherently failure? Is there some heroism in living?
What are your thoughts?