One World One nation Happy 244th Birthday, America!Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn\'t.\" Francis BaconSchopenhauer, the great but grumpy philosopher, 1788-1860, points out that when you reach an advanced age and look back over your lifetime, it seems to have had some sort of order or grand plan. He believed that just as dreams are composed by an element of ourselves, so are our lives. Just as others have been important in our lives, so too have we been important in theirs.Although he was considered an obstinate and arrogant man, he was the first philosopher to speak of the suffering in our world, the confusion and difficulty of life. He also spoke of a subject usually disregarded by other thinkers: love. He said \"The ultimate aim of all love affairs is more important than all other aims in man\'s life; and therefore i...