Live A Little

From the new book The Real Meaning of Life, a collection of posts from an online forum responding to the question, “What is the meaning of life?”

Melissa S. T. Eng

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Your first step is to understand that life is suffering.

A shitload of suffering.

Now comes the fun part!

Do the things that make you happy. Eat that whole cheesecake. Get ridiculously drunk on a weeknight.

Forget what others think of you. At the end of the day, do they wash this body of yours? All your nooks and all your crannies? Do they have any idea about the burdens of life that you wake to? How could they possibly begin to understand what goes on under your folds of skin. You are the one and only, the best.

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