David Shields is the author of twenty-four books, including Reality Hunger (which, in 2019, Lit Hub named one of the most important books of the past decade), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (a New York Times bestseller), Black Planet (finalist for the National Book...
Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you... You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life.
Why does life keep teaching me lessons I have no desire to learn?
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.