Suicide and faith are both cowardly escapes from reason
Life is an absurd struggle between the human longing for meaning, order, and unity, and a reality which is void of all three. As odd as it sounds, there is joy to be found in the struggle.
"But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself."
"He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool"
- Albert Camus
One gives up the struggle by ending his life, or by accepting a truth without reason (faith). It has been said thorughout history that joy is found in the journey, not at the end goal.
Firefighters in California are still struggling to contain several wildfires nearly one week after they broke out.
- Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.
- 48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.
- On Tuesday night, a fourth wildfire broke out, though it's mostly contained.
We know the dangers of too little sleep. Now for the other side of the story.
- Western University researchers found that sleeping over eight hours per night results in cognitive decline.
- Oversleepers suffer similar difficulties on certain cognitive tests as those who sleep under seven hours.
- Not all the news is bad: One night of oversleeping results in a cognitive boost.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
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