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‘To be, or not to be’

As most of us watched the opening of the Olympic Games recently, we would have seen one of the most famous quotes from William Shakespeare – “To be, or not to be. That is the question” – printed on the ground. Hamlet, who is saying those words in Shakespeare’s play, is contemplating suicide – deciding whether he will live or die. However, we could ask ourselves what it really means “to be”. I suggest that there are two main themes in “being” and in living life to the full, and that many religions invite us to do that.