You are born alone, and you die alone.
The in-between is characterized by symbiosis and demarcation.
The world has become too confusing for us to know our place in it, let alone how to act responsibly in the face of the omnipresent suffering in it. This is not only tragic, but also theatrical, because it turns the world into a stage and us into mere spectators. Because we let the others act for us and -like voyeurs- observe their suffering. (Stanley Cavell, The Avoidance of Love, paraphrased).