Do you believe that there is a Great Lifeforce out there that oversees everything we do? It seems there are those who are very attached to material things and are generally very worldy, and yet they believe in such a Lifeforce...certainly more than half of the world's population...this is quite astonishing to me. A fair number of Great scientists and philosophers have also believed this even if they do not allow it to have a measurable impact on their lives.
Why isn't it that people devote more time to something of practical benefit and only occasional nihilistic soul-destroying oh why did she leave me misery like Love? I think partly much of this is to do with people being complex creatures capable of having multiples modes of expression and also to do with tradition but it is something I can't really comprehend.