Throughout history, there are thousands of verses, compositions, plays, films, stories, novels, etc. that tell us not to carry the world upon our shoulders. Intelligent ones will choose to live in a way that helps them enjoy life.
“When I’m tired and getting cold,
I’ll hide in my music, forget the day…”
Apprently the best solution always is to enjoy life, or to play the game of life. But ultimately, as human beings we can’t. We keep living with all our human emotions of joy, sadness, envy, jealousy, anger, love, or hatred. Our emotions and desires stay the same for centuries, no matter how progressive mankind gets. Perhaps our original sin is that we can’t put away our emotions and desires. Even when we all are made as dumb as rocks, I believe that never can we live happily, turning turn our blind eyes to annoyance around us. There may be times when we keep our mouth shut, because we know we, as grains of sand on earth, cannot make changes, or because we feel things are none of our business. But, generally speaking, inside each human mind there is a mutinous soul that will linger to our final breath. We just can get our eyes wide shut.
"When the universe has crushed him, man will still be nobler than that which kills him, because he knows that he is dying, of its victory the universe knows nothing." (Pascal)
Hey, hey. You stop contemplating, please. I am not a thinker at all. In fact, I know well that there are lots of people who can live happily without any troublesome mutinous soul. Rebellion is clearly a luxurious joy and a costly choice.