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The feeling you are describing here is associated to the term weltschmerz. BTW How does this question relate to writing?


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As the Bard said, Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Cymbeline Act IV, Scene 2 The whole passage is very relevant -- http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/fear-no-more/


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Similar to SaberWriter, I warn you not to let research become a barrier to writing. While a convincing military setting is necessary, it's the story events and the characters in that setting that ultimately make it worth reading. If you make a great story, and get the audience to invest in the characters, adding more accurate details or jargon is work you ...


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I am a big fan of Sun Tzu. His "Art of War" is still relevant, so I suppose it would remain relevant in the future as well. He writes about general concepts like supply lines, instead of specifics like cavalry or drones. The concepts do not change, I guess. Another book I would recommend is "Catch 22". It's absurdity and horror give a very good show of how ...



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