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Will Durant on the Meaning of Life


Ariel and Will Durant in the library of their home in Los Angeles, 1967

Excerpts from Will Durant’s On the Meaning of Life:

The meaning of life, then, must lie within itself … it must be sought in life’s own instinctive cravings and natural fulfillments. Why, for example, should we ask for an ulterior meaning to vitality and health? … If you are sick beyond cure I will grant you viaticum, and let you die … But if you are well—if you can stand on your legs and digest your food—forget your whining, and shout your gratitude to the sun. Continue reading Will Durant on the Meaning of Life