"Perspective, how we view ourselves and the world, makes all the difference in what the contours of our life will look like — no matter what the external circumstances turn out to be. So, it is no wonder, then, that a healthy perspective (also known as 'enlightenment;' 'purity of heart, 'the secret to a well-lived life') is sought with such dedication by some. And to have such passion is certainly one of the most important prerequisites for finding this pearl of great price. This is so because it enables us to persevere with tenacity — even during the dark days that everyone of us must experience as part of being human."