an idea I want to think about
Whatever limitations may come our way, the important thing is that we find ways to live as fully as possible, both together and as individuals.
That's what a young person does: he builds a self. Then he spends the second half of his life learning how to take it down again, how to take it apart and examine the pieces of it, when to surrender a part of it that no longer makes sense. Each of these is a sacred vocation. All of us must do both. One is preparation for life. The other is preparation for the survival of meaning in the face of death.