...I had been discontented with my life. I had seen it as shallow, without colour. Yet I have come to realise how rich my life actually is, how complex is the world I inhabit. That complexity alone is worthy of celebration. I understand that life in a great city of my world's twentieth century can be just as intense, just as satisfactory as any other. Indeed, to be a hero, to be forever at war, is to be in some ways always a child. The true challenge comes in making sense of one's life, of imbuing it with purpose based on one's own principles.
--from The Dragon in the Sword
by Michael Moorcock