Have it all! But first, find out what that “it” is!
“When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.” — Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
How do you become the undisputed master of something? …
Is it being the best at something?
Or is it making a lot of money?
Or is it looking down at the rest of the world from a lofty spot as king of the hill?
Or is it sneering at having to do things the way ordinary mortals do?
What have you got in your life? Nothing? Nothing. Are you staring into the abyss of nothingness, with your life about to end and your dignity long ago having been abandoned?
Arguably the most important concept in philosophy. The most basic question with which a theory of reality must grapple is: Why is there something rather than nothing? And if something must be treated as a given, how does its ever-present shadow side of nothing, against which it is defined and juxtaposed, qualify and relativize it? …