..Life is largely an accident, no matter how one reckons it, from the prospect of getting born, through fortunes and opportunities, to the prospect of dying. Only in a small scale or time frame, which science or philosophy calls local causality, can predictions and choices really make sense. But just the same, how one incessantly acts to hit upon opportunities and how he responds to the opportunities to his favor eventually make an “x” difference. Life is chancy in the long and total stretch, but in small segments it is destiny created personally with will and persistence—probability in the overall frame but necessity at various points, where necessity also reflects will and choice on top of the presented occasions. That’s about how life differs from the inanimate, in a nutshell.