In "The Wall," what does the narrator mean when he says: "I had spent my time counterfeiting eternity, I had understood nothing."?

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This is a story that is all about the psychological process of facing your own death and the kind of thoughts and emotions that go through your mind at such a time. The narrator and his two friends are due to face the firing squad the next day, and we are privileged observers of what goes on in the narrator's mind and what he observes happening with his two friends. As such,...

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