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 things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
Freedom is life’s great lie. Once you accept that, in your heart, you will know peace.
Is it cowardice; to save oneself from persecution?