“What happens when you take away your reasons for power and respect?”
Purpose notwithstanding, sometimes the greatest reason why we were born, are the reasons we shape for ourselves. Without it we are nothing but an empty shell, surviving in a world we can only pretend to have meaning, surviving in a world where the quest for joy and happiness is born out of the fear of feeling sadness and misery.
I’ve given myself a reason to survive. Now I’ll have to give myself a reason to live.