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I never understand why people wish for more life — more years — when this life is only fraught with pain. We wish for power, but we shudder under the weight of responsibility. We wish for adulation; when we cannot handle the criticisms. We wish for love but cannot handle heartbreak. We wish for acceptance but cannot handle rejection. We want to be special but are scared to be different. We want to be world-beaters, but can we pay the toll. The crushing loneliness it takes…