Does this really qualify as a fortune? It seems more like one of those truisms that everyone would like to believe about themselves. Who doesn’t want to think that they have a “fine capacity for the enjoyment of life.” It doesn’t mean that you are enjoying life, or that life is good, or even that it ever will be good. It simply implies that you could enjoy life.
You might argue that there are some people that do not have a capacity for the enjoyment of life. Maybe they are physically or emotionally broken; unable to appreciate even the simplest of pleasures — like a fortune cookie.
But if you agree that we possess this “fine capacity,” do we exercise it? Are we living, or merely existing? Am I?
I’m working on it. For what it’s worth, I did enjoy the Kung Pao Scallops.