Ann Gosslin

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Though our lives are an accident of birth, our fate is in our hands.
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We do not choose our parents, or the debt they’ve bequeathed us. But we can, if we choose, create something better and finer from the ash heap of the past
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consciousness is both a gift and a curse,’ Gessen said. ‘We spend the vast majority of our time either agonising about the mistakes of the past or worrying about the future. Ever aware of our mortality, how do we construct a healthy life? How do we live, love, work when we know that obliteration awaits us at some unknown point in the future? Death might be decades away.’ He paused. ‘Or next week.’ He had her attention now. ‘Terrifying isn’t it?’ He tried to soften his words with a smile. ‘It’s no wonder we’ve invented all kinds of defences and distractions to avoid this one inescapable fact: that our time here on Earth is finite, and none of us gets out alive.’

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    Death might be decades away.’ He paused. ‘Or next week.’ He had her attention now. ‘Terrifying isn’t it?’ He tried to soften his words with a smile. ‘It’s no wonder we’ve invented all kinds of defences and distractions to avoid this one inescapable fact: that our time here on Earth is finite, and none of us gets out alive.’

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