In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “Suffering is not optional. It seems to be part and parcel of the human condition, but suffering can embitter or ennoble.”
Well , when you get the "full" impact of the locomotive traveling full speed ahead, head on...and you're not even cognisant there's a train approaching...you want to transcend the planet, be loftily carried away into oblivion, creating your very own black hole in the cosmos. I mean a black hole that has your name engraved along the edges...make NO mistake it's yours and yours only that sucks you in , in a speed-of-light second. It is in that being that very moment, the essence of your being human, "humanity" takes a STAND in the very center of that track and you STAND. You STAND for all that's there AND all that's not there. Being with it all, the good , the bad, and the UGLY. You stop the train...
THEN you suffer...you take on the "not optional ". The question that remains...."how long?"
embitter...or ennoble... CHOOSE