Love wasn't possible without a self, and nor was thinking.
As Schopenhauer said about free will, you can choose whatever you desire, but you're not free to choose your desires.
From a certain point of view, the only solution to suffering would be the complete extinction of humankind.
A man newly in love knows what life is.
Natürlich kommt es immer auf die Wahrheit an. Was wollt ihr denn für eine Welt? Eine, in der Rache herrscht oder Recht? Die Wahl ist einfach.
Millions dying of diseases we know how to cure. Millions living in poverty when there's enough to go around. We degrade the biosphere when we know it's our only home. We threaten each other with nuclear weapons when we know where it could lead. We love living things but we permit a mass extinction of species. And all the rest – genocide, torture, enslavement, domestic murder, child abuse, school shootings, rape and scores of daily outrages. We live alongside this torment and aren't amazed when we still find happiness, even love. Artificial minds are not so well defended.
Factory settings - a contemporary synonym for fate.