It was a conscious decision on my part back in my teenage years when I was on the brink of suicide. I said, "Fuck you! I'm not gonna let Life beat me". She keeps tryin' me, got my back up against the ropes a few times and put me down on mat once or twice, but I always come back swingin.
Survive long enough and eventually you actually start Living again. Its never easy but as they say "Nothing worthwhile...."