How have the issues raised in the Dubliners by James Joyce, Brick Lane by Monica Ali, The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata and Hamlet by William Shakespeare shaped your understanding of a life well lived? In the pursuit of this, what are the most troublesome and recurrent obstacles and how can one overcome them?

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