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A clear-eyed pessimism to inspire action. Kubrick’s perspective may seem bleak, but like the Stoics, he expects no external motivation, whether it’s there or not.

Whether you imagine the universe to be indifferent, against you, or on your side, do what you can to make your life meaningful, to shine brightly where there is darkness, to “rage against the dying of the light.”

ht Brain Pickings