“We are all writing the story of our life. We want to know what it’s “about,” what are its themes and which theme is on the rise.
We demand of it something deeper, or richer or more substantive. We want to know where we’re headed – not to spoil our own ending by ruining the surprise, but we want to ensure that when the ending comes, it won’t be shallow. We will have done something. We will not have squandered our time here.”.