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All of us Eventually go Down to Defeat – “After the Quake: Earthquake Stories” – Haruki Murakami 

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Humanism

The whole terrible fight occurred in the area of imagination. That is the precise location of our battlefield. It is there that we experience our victories and our defeats. Each and every one of us is a being of limited duration: all of us eventually go down to defeat. But as Ernest Hemingway saw so clearly, the ultimate value of our lives is decided not by how we win but by how we lose.

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