Ruins remind us of impermanence - the futility of "holding on" to the material things of this world. Everything that rises will fall. Every diamond found will be lost. Nothing stays young and beautiful forever.
Whether this is upsetting or liberating depends on what we value.
Do we speed through time chasing things don't last, or expand time by being fully present in each moment of our lives?
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