Prisoner No. 12 suddenly pauses from his humming and speaks: “Well, I have heard it said that ‘you will not live if you continue to seek the meaning of life’. I must say that some people live by seeking the meaning of life. The problem with many people is they take up other people’s crosses, it’s honorable to help but listen: look for your own cross or acknowledge it – if it is there, already found – and carry it. Don’t let someone’s cross become yours. My cross is to look for the meaning of life, yours is…?”

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