I have much respect for people with focused or dedicated lives, who have a mission and put all their energy and time into it. I am not one of these people. I get distracted by shiny objects, fleeting impulses and I get easily bored with even the most inspiring situations.
However, I've come up with something recently that pleases me immensly - I have, at 31 years old, my life's philosophy distilled from all my experiences. All my experiments with ethics and religious teachings - both in Judaism and in other religions I respect such as Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, etc. - are here in this one line. I am immensly proud of it. It is:
"What goes around comes around. But sometimes, shit happens."