Humans are mortal. But that’s not their flaw, that’s their gift! To be mortal means that one day you are going to die and this fact changes everything.
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Mythology it is said that humans, unlike immortals, are not bound to the Music of Ainur, which means they are not bound to fate. Humans can shape their life according to their own free will and can even go against the music if that’s their desire.
It means that in this time span that you are alive it’s up to you to choose your own fate. You are completely free to live whatever life you want to live, because on the grand scheme of things you are just a glimpse in time. Our gift is complete freedom, that’s why we are the lucky ones.
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