I intend to show new content daily on this landing page: a book recommendation, a song, a biography of a writer or scientist, a quote, a joke... For today, I propose:
What makes life worth living?
No child asks itself this question. To children life is self-evident. Life goes without saying: whether it is good or bad makes no difference. This is because children don't see the world, don't observe the world, don't contemplate the world, but are so deeply immersed in the world that they don't distinguish between it and their own selves. Not until that happens, until a distance appears between what they are and what the world is, does the question arise: what makes life worth living?
Is it the feeling of pressing down the door handle and pushing the door open, feeling it swing inward or outward on its hinges, always easily and willingly and entering a new room?
Yes, the door opens, like a wing, and that alone makes life worth living.
Karl Ove Knausgård — Autumn