What it requires to be. No one ever told you, you as a child, that you were there, so now you believed yourself. No one ever gave you a hug as a child, so when you opened your little arms to hug or be hugged, all that everyone else could see was emptiness or a very painful or a shameful void where you were standing. And that very painful emptiness or that shameful void swallowed you even more and made you feel even more and more meaningless.
So you crawl and grow-up looking for something to fill those holes, something to alleviate the train of pain; but you grow older and older, not really knowing what you are looking for.
Then one day, you were traveling on foot and leaping from your left leg. You looked down the road and you noticed something. You noticed that the straight, hot, and narrow asphalt road had paused to a curve, almost circle like, and you couldn’t see the rest of the road ahead of you; but you knew that as soon as you took the curve, the road would straighten again and you would see the rest, the rest of the road. Somehow you knew the road was there, even though you couldn’t see it because of the curve; and then something else hits you: You never saw it because you didn’t believe in it! You never saw yourself to begin with, so no one else saw you and that is what you just realized!
Life alive arrived a little late in your life, but at lease and at last, you get to sense something of life alive. You realized that life alive is not all but pain or poverty or rejection or bad luck or misery. Life can be good! All that life requires is a bit of love, love is all that life requires!