Think by way of example on the times of Vespasian, and you’ll see all these things: marrying, raising children, falling ill, dying, wars, holiday feasts, commerce, farming, flattering, pretending, suspecting, scheming, praying that others die, grumbling over one’s own lot, falling in love, amassing fortunes, lusting after office and power. Now that life of theirs is dead and gone . . . the times of Trajan, again the same . . .
~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4.32
We will just come and go, just like millions of people living a life of human being. Knowing that, it’s either you become exceptional or be just the normal people who go through life just like that.