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“...life is a gift bestowed without anyone asking for it; that the thinking person has a philosophical duty to examine both the nature of life and the conditions it comes with; and that if this person decides to renounce the gift no one asks for, it is the moral and human duty to act on the consequences of that decision.”

Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
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The Sense of an Ending The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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