• But no value has been put on human life; it is given to us free and taken without being paid for. What is it worth? If you look around, at times the value may seem to be little or nothing at all. Often after you have sweated and tried and things are not better for you, there comes a feeling deep down in the soul that you are not worth much.

    Carson McCullers (2005). “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe”, p.54, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt