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[The Unbearable Lightness of Being] Milan Kundera
The heaviest of burdens crushes on us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground ... The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives com to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of a burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into the heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness? Milan Kundera, {The Unbearable Lightness of Being}
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