From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
We’re all put here to graduate with honors from the College Of Hard Knocks, the only real school worth talking about. And it’s a real stickler for form - if you don't take all the courses and pass all the exams you're just not going to graduate. Adam and Eve did not sit around all day long sipping cool drinks, letting ripe fruit drop into their laps. Paradise - for them, for you, for me - is making the most of one's resources, the best of one's opportunities.