Sometimes the greater lost is what was gained. And sometimes the greater gain was what was lost. Life can be the greater lost gained if one knows not how to keep or maintain life beyond food, water and shelter. Man seeks action or adventure or pleasure away from himself because he does not know any better. He fantasizes about death or about life beyond because it is easier or practically effortless. But man is a conscious being and as a conscious being man is a contender and should contend for conscious knowledge just as he contends for food, water and shelter. In fact, food, water and shelter are all knowledge but knowledge to maintain the body long enough so that the conscious being can gather the conscious knowledge needed to keep life going in abundance and without ever having to know end or death.