End of the World

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“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
– John Lennon

If one knows that the end of the world is imminent, how does one find happiness? If you know that everything you’ve ever worked for will be swept away and there will be no descendants to benefit from your labors, no one to remember your kindness, your generosity, your courage, then what is the point of it all? Why create beauty if is merely a swan song?

Because, in spite of evidence to the contrary, life goes on. Because you can’t in fact predict that the end of the world is imminent. Even if the end of THIS world is imminent, it may be the beginning of a new world that receives your legacy. Because everything is connected. The life force that you throw to the void in this life may be the fair wind that brings someone’s boat home in another.

 

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