It’s so important to understand the subject of this life. I don’t think the importance of truly grasping what this means can be over— emphasized. As human beings, we have an incredible brain, incredible talent. We can accomplish so many things— almost too many. Because we are alive, we can experience peace and joy. We can go to the moon and create space stations. We can peer into the deep, deep reaches of the universe. And because we are alive, we can also create wars, decimate this planet, and make it impossible for everything to exist.