The opposite of life isn’t death, it’s apathy. Caring is the curse carried by those of us who claim to be alive. If you are surrounded by apathetic zombies long enough eventually it will drain the life right out of you, too. This is when you question your life’s purpose. Have you been wasting your time? The days, weeks, and years have added up and what have you accomplished? Deep down you know you still have something to contribute, so you keep working.
“The desire that we have to do something that’s never been done before means that the people who are around you generally will not encourage you to do it … if they were encouraging you to do it, then other people would be doing it already and it wouldn’t be unique.”