> There are probably many many authors who can wax poetic about this stuff better than me though, so I'll stop now.
Yes ... all those sad love songs come to my mind. Why do we cling to sadness instead of simply enjoying life?
I guess it ultimately comes down to a persons belief systems and emotions at that point, far beyond the reach of mere logical arguments. We are animals first, thinking human beings second (this is the topic of one my favorite songs, Apeman- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRHqs8SffDo)