Focus on what you can do
Due to the genetic editing done to her race, Aurora is not a fully formed woman, and she cannot bear life. When she complains about that to Dr. Ruba, here is what he says (pg. 285 of my novel “Life, Unedited>”: https://www.life-unedited.website/about-the-book):
“Focus on what you can do, don’t waste a thought on what you cannot do.”
Recently, I found the following video on Tiktok that demonstrates this point so much more beautifully than any novel could:
In case the link doesn’t work, it is a young woman named Grace who is afflicted by a genetic disease that impacts her muscles. Almost defiantly, she demonstrates what she can do despite this: Play Beethoven’s popular piano piece “For Elise” quite elegantly.