[quotepress shorthand=”on-understanding-life”]

Soren Kierkegaard

Was (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.

NOTE : (perhaps ! ) is my addition .. makes it clearer ( !! )  IMHO :-))