• Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human. But it comes with a costly price: the wound of mortality. Our existence is forever shadowed by the knowledge that we will grow, blossom, and, inevitably, diminish and die.

    Irvin D. Yalom (2010). “Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death”, p.14, John Wiley & Sons