The buddhists say that the correct way to live is to free yourself from all desire, to cease wanting. But if you stop wanting what is there to get you out of bed in the morning. I don't mean wanting a new car or a bigger house or whatever, I mean wanting to believe, to hold onto something to believe in. Looking for that trail of breadcrumbs to follow and believing that they are going to lead you to someplace worth spending half a lifetime finding. It's true that the breadcrumbs can begin to look a bit stale and thin on the ground as we grow older and sometimes it feels like it would be the most sensible thing to do to say to hell with them and lay down under a grand old tree and be lulled off to sleep by the music of the wind amongst the leaves. Why not? Well maybe you might wake up to find that the birds had eaten the bread and you were lost for which way to go and you didn't have a single thought in your head to board your brain up agains the nihilistic wolf attack.