When we reflect upon the beauty and the terror of existence, we may consider each day as a unit of opportunity. A day should never "pass," so to speak, because we should treat each day as a gift. In fact, no one should let the day happen, but rather they should happen to the day. This is the triumph of a peculiar human attribute: consciousness. This is a triumph of conscious intention to embody the positive (beauty) against the tyranny of the negative.