Life is a gift. As is death.
What if it’s all just a dream? What if the dreams you have at night are what’s real and this is but a figment of your imagination? We really have no way knowing what reality is. If it’s all a simulation a la “The Matrix” is it even possible to expose it from within?
As Einstein said “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Seems to me that choosing the latter retains the magic that keeps one from suffering in despair. I’ll go with that.