The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.
“The most important thing you do from here is to hold on to one another. Because the truth is, you can’t do it alone, and it isn’t as much fun. The truth is- which we are sometimes reluctant to admit in a culture that loves the meteoric ascent of solitary genius- the truth is that we need each other. Probably now more than ever.”
Brit Marling - Georgetown 2013 Senior Convocation Speech
This is truly brilliant and moving and absolutely wonderful.