Instant Light, Andrei Tarkovsky
For many millenia,
man has been striving after happiness;
but he is not happy, Why not?
Because he cannot achive it,
becuase he does not know the way –
both these reasons.
Above all, however,
because in our earthly lives
there must not be ultimate happiness,
but only the aspiration towards it,
in the future;
there has to be suffering,
becuase it’s through suffering,
in the struggle between good and evil,
that the spirit is forged.