For instance, (one of my favorites), "Life is cheap. Everything that lives is Holy."
Or, you know, (see previous post), "Life is suffering. Life is a joyous gift."
Wm. Blake once wrote: "Some are born to endless night, some are born to sweet delight."
Most of us get both: Endless Night AND Sweet Delight. It's all about proportion. You hope for less of the one, and more of the other, but how it all ultimately gets doled out to us is sort of a mystery.
We want to know what we can't know.
We want to do what we can't do.
We want to be what we can't be.
But we can know and do and be. We get the chance. To do the best that we can do. Yes. It's true.