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Why Is Life Filled with Suffering? Leo Tolstoy's Lessons on Failure, Identity, and Asking "Why?"

The big, unknowable questions in life are seductive, but without small, trivial questions as insulation, those large mysteries can consume us.

What Psychiatric Wards Teach Us About the Nature of Reality

Novelist and author Yiyun Li tells stories from her stay in a psychiatric hospital: "Sometimes it's the irrational that is real. Sometimes it's the unreal that leads to the most rational response."