Mankind is nothing more than a big fish in a small pond.
Take a billionaire and place him in an isolated jungle — he will quickly realize his value was merely a grand exaggeration.
The non-human outward is open and consists of eternal experiments and change indifferent to some sort of goal, ideal, dogma, or end result.
The human inward longs for the freedom of the non-human outward, but the human outward has stripped the human inward naked.
A spring forms a creek, several creeks form a stream, several streams form a river, several rivers feed an ocean, several oceans feed the clouds, several clouds form a storm, several storms feed a spring. All animate creatures benefit from this non-human outward process and no one makes a profit.
The human outward could create a beautiful momentum, but that would require replacing religion and nihilism with a constant effort to comprehend the non-human outward.
The non-human outward has no conception of profit or loss–that is a human outward concept. The non-human outward indiscriminately creates and destroys. That which was destroyed is reused for the next creation. This process is eternal. The human inward instincts relate to this eternal process, but are suppressed and misdirected by the pressures of the human outward.