The order of things.
Accept what you cannot understand and do not try to understand what you cannot accept. Remember that we must have suffering in order to have perserverance. Selflessness cannot be attained without knowing selfishness. Everything is defined by its opposite. Like woman and man they could not exist without the other. This is the order of things. The survival and contentment that you speak of is relative to your situation. The prophet Albert E. taught us that the same event viewed from different perspectives or vantage points can look like two different occurrences. " Did the rock fall from the train in a straight line or did it fall in a parabola?" It did both. Everything that you see is an individual creation that results from your perspective. Nothing is tangible. Thats the order of things.