A comment I turned into a post. (very weird, mind you)
Life is overwhelmingly present in our universe. Maybe infinite.
I think life is a game. You enter it with no knowledge, totally depending on one or more 'advanced' players. You learn to call them 'mommy and/or daddy'.
They can give you a lead or a backlog. Nothing you can do about it. There is no choice, you got to commence the game.
It is the way you play it that defines you.
You enter a game without rules. All is permitted. And at some point it will be ' game over ' .
There is no reward to win.
How you play the game defines you. You have to figure out your own reward.
I sometimes wonder, do we really want to experience freedom? Do we even know, what it is, freedom? Do good (whatever that is) people earn more freedom than bad (whatever that is) people? If good was bound to win and bad was bound to loose, it would be a rule. No freedom. At least, I can not connect freedom to any rule......
It seems a complicated game, life. How can you win, life? But it is a game. I see no living entity change the universe......
We do not set OUR rules. In this game I am completely free to set my rules. So I do, it is the way I play, and it defines me.
And the universe? What do we know? Is it different from us? Or was it born into the game as well?
I know, my idea of freedom is resentful to many. It rules out security, a handbook of how to. We, mankind are free to do whatever we like. Whatever we do, we will have little chance of destroying our playground (universe).
And still, since I seem to be a part of the mankind-team, I would love to see us make it to the end of the game. At some point team up and win.....make to the end of our game. The end of our time, the end of our universe. Will we succeed with 7 billion appointed volunteers? Likely not, but it makes the game interesting.