"Life is Not a Science"

/ Tuesday, May 6 /

"I think I did figure something out. 'I' equals all of the 'if's added up over time. The 'if's, those are the possibilities. That's infinite for all of us. Every day, there are just millions of them. Time, that's finite for each of us. No question there. Maybe if you divide the choices by the amount of time you have, the real 'I' can emerge, depending upon those choices. So, in the end, all I can say is, you can't figure out a person. Definitely not yourself. You can't maximize a life. What you can do is try to be honest in the choices that you make. Be true to yourself. No matter how embarrassing those choices are. Life is not a science. I realize that. But if I told you I don't have a point system of some kind, I'd be a liar. Look, I'm a guy who does palindromes and tells jokes about leather jackets. Because that gives me some meaning, at least for now. You know what? I apologize for none of it, because the unexamined life is not worth living, man."

Demetri Martin

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