268 – The Will to Live …

Life is based on equilibrium … the balanced consumption and exertion of energy sources,

and equilibrium is based on measurement … “the mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.[1]


But measurement needs self-reflection,

and self-reflection needs order,

and order needs consciousness,

and consciousness needs Life.


But what is Life … conscious Life?

How can Life be so ordered as to endow every organism on Earth with the same DNA, and yet be so chaotic as to bring destruction on its own creations?

Although I don’t know the answers, there is something I do know about Life: Based on the frailty of equilibrium and order, Life stays alive by inciting the will to live … the effort to adapt, to survive, and perhaps, to leave a mark on the world.

[1] Einstein

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