Life exists in time and time ends. With such a destiny even a
successful life disappoints. Life ends.
A well lived life, or a life not well lived, either will not last.
Total success should be ongoing, forever. We are not. So we all
fail. This should humble us and lead us to deeper questions.
An example is the love for a woman. Our love for her is true, but is
not able to preserve her or cushion her from her end. We must seek higher
ground for that. The love for a woman can divert us from this. We
still eventually have to look to where we are going. That is
important. We can bring a partner along, but that partner can't replace
the direction. For a time it might be a good thing, in that we are forced
to care for another, become giving rather than being self-centered. This
is a step in the right direction. But the love for a woman isn't the
direction. All it can do is point towards the direction.