Sometimes life hits you like a ton of bricks. The unthinkable transpires and you are left to wonder why. It is hard to stand, but falling can be fatal.
In a world of sink or swim, many go under. Sometimes the burdens are too great. Easier to collapse, than take another step.
Perseverance is like walking into a gale: if you relax in the slightest, it will knock you down. There is no guarantee of survival. Death, on the other hand, is a real possibility.
We keep going, because we must. The alternative is to embrace our doom. But who would want to be trapped in its crushing grip?
To be alive, means death has not won. Sure, it may get you eventually. But it is better to give out, than to give up.
Heart is stronger than flesh: even broken ones can be mended. A heart keeps beating until the very end. Though the pain is great and it vexes us sore, the beat goes on until it can no more.