Thus, the transitoriness of our existence in no way make it meaningless. But it does constitute our responsibleness; for everything hinges upon our realizing the essentially transitory possibilities. Man constantly makes his choice concerning the mass of present potentialities; which of these will be condemned to nonbeing and which will be actualized? Which choice will be made an actuality once and forever, an immortal ” footprint in the sands of time”? At any moment man must decide, for better or for worse, what wil be the monument of his existence."
-Man’s search for meaning, Viktor Frankl