We wake up, eat, walk, run, and sleep. We travel, date, play, work, gain money, lose money, and eventually, we move on, leaving the world behind. But chances are, if you believe that’s all there is to our existence, than you probably wouldn’t be reading this article.

“Live to the point of tears” – this six-word quote from French writer Albert Camus contains as much wisdom as a 600-page novel. Because with one phrase the author captures the feelings of what we strive to be in life – people who care deeply about our dreams; who fight furiously for our loved ones; who invest ourselves in the hopes of others, as if they were our own hopes; who celebrate small causes and embrace disappointments fully; who run (and never walk) in the direction of our destiny, knowing that merely breathing is not the same as fully living life.