I don’t think the only thing in the world to ever get excited about is other people. of course your relationships with them are important, and they are important to who you are and what you do. but can you really live without living for something that matters to you? your nation, your degree, your beliefs? can you really just sit idly by when things that affect you, directly or indirectly, are changing and being challenged? I understand the need to accept where you are and how things are, and I do believe that there are some things that cannot be changed. but if you never get upset about anything — that is, you don’t feel strongly enough about anything to get upset about it — then how will you ever be enthralled by anything? I believe that a healthy amount of fury (directed at some party that goes against something you go for) is good to have. I think it’s one way to maintain your condition of not being dead inside.