Smiling when you don’t actually feel like smiling is the coolest thing in the world

People love talking about "immortality" and "divine beings," but this - this is the equivalent of modern transcendence. If you can do this, you've essentially "won." You have risen above the petty qualms and quibbles of contemporary life. You are truly a warrior of the post-postmodern era.

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That line always takes the wind out of my sails. I'm minding my own business, mindlessly playing my video games, and this bombshell of a line hits me. I stop in my tracks. I reconsider what I'm doing. 'Is playing video games at 3am what my life amounts to?' I turn it over in my head; I reexamine the statement. And I have nothing to say to it; no platform to argue for. All I can do is nod and smile, and go along my merry way. That's just the way that I do things.