is it worth it?

this is
the question.

this is the first
question.

it came
before
all the others.

it is the question
upon which
all others rest.

it is the beginning,
it is the middle,
and it is the end.

it is worked on
endlessly
inside
the hearts
and minds
of all men
everywhere.

everything seen
and felt
is the result
of the
working
of
this
out.

is it worth it?