The differences in human life depend, for the most part, not on what people do, but upon the meaning and purpose of their acts.
All are born, all die, all lose their loved ones, nearly all marry and nearly all work, but the significance of these acts may vary enormously.
The same physical act may be in one situation vulgar and in another holy.
The same work may be elevating or degrading.
The major question is not “What act do I perform?” but “In what frame do I put it?”
Wisdom about life consists in taking the inevitable ventures which are the very stuff of common existence, and glorifying them.