Some aims, however genuinely desired, are not significant enough to add to the value of a life. You cannot give a saucer of mud significance in your life simply by announcing you want it; and, indeed, if you find you do want it for no purpose, this is not reason to go looking for a saucer of mud, but rather a reason to seek clinical help.

– Kwame Anthony Appiah, Experiments in Ethics (2008)

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