high density

Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us, the density of our ignorance, the risks of catastrophes to come, and our individual weakness within the immense collectivity, the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is open on the infinite. And in fact, any one who has known real loves, real revolts, real desires, and real will knows quite well that one has no need of any outside guarantee to be sure of  goals; their certitude comes from drive alone.

Simone de Beauvoir