From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
Life is so tenuous. Without any trouble at all we are reduced to huddling together, exposed on the tip of the planet, hoping against hope to survive the bottomless, casual fury of the elements. That, combined with our own innate, bottomless casual furies, more than fuels our fears which in turn richly pollute all our deepest urges.
How pitiable, how magnificent, is man!