• Much as we complain about our condition or feel victimized by fortune or fellow humans, we simply love being alive. We love life in others and in ourselves. We are in love with life. To love life is to love the activities of which it consists and to hope for more.

    John Lachs (1998). “In Love with Life: Reflections on the Joy of Living and why We Hate to Die”, p.136, Vanderbilt University Press