[Nevertheless, When It Is Your Lot To Have To Endure Something That Is (or Seems To You) Worse Than The Ordinary Lot Of Mankind, Spinoza's Principle Of Thinking About The Whole, Or At Any Rate About Larger Matters Than Your Own Grief, Is A Useful One. There Are Even Times When It Is Comforting To Reflect That Human Life, With All That Is Contains Of Evil And Suffering, Is An Infinitesimal Part Of The Life Of The Universe. Such Reflections May Not Suffice To Constitute A Religion, But In A Painful World They Are A Help Towards Sanity And An Antidote To The Paralysis Of Utter Despair. - About Spinoza]

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