A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backward.
But then one forgets the other clause - that it must be lived forward. The more one thinks through this clause, the more one concludes that life in temporality never becomes properly understandable, simply because never at any time does one get perfect repose to take the stance - backward.
That a marriage ends is less than ideal;
but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.
Last Update: January, 2020