The most important thing to be right about is what response is called for here/now? The most important thing to do is the response that is called for. Moment by moment, in each situation as it arises. Jesus and the Buddha together could not do better than that.
People want their circumstances to be happy-producing. Happiness is an orientation, not a steady state of being. Dead is the only steady state of being. Life is one thing after another. Some, we are happy about, some, we are not. We are here to make the best of it all, happy or not. And shooting ourselves in the foot with our choices is not conducive either to happiness or to making the best of our situation. We make the best of our situation when we meet it with our original nature and the virtues we are born with no matter what, without the stipulation that it make us happy. Just get in there and do what needs to be done when, where and how it needs to be done, and let that be that. Time after time. For the joy of doing it and the satisfaction of having done it, and let that be happy enough.
We do not know what life is or how it is generated, or if it is co-existent with inorganic matter, or if it is a precondition for inorganic matter, or... The questions swirl into the distant regions. "Darkness within darkness, the gateway to mystery" (Tao Te Ching). We live within that mystery, unimpressed by it. The unimpressed part is a greater mystery than the mystery part. How can we walk around not being awed into silence and wonder? How can we be content with explaining anything, with understanding anything as though we know what we are talking about, when we do not know how organic comes from inorganic, or if it is the solution within which inorganic drifts suspended? And then, there is death, and what happens after we die. We should just shut-up and sit agog. Agog should be our steady state of being. Instead, we dismiss mystery and live in devotion to drugs, alcohol, sex and money-- as though that means something. Agog would mean more, and it would be honest. Recover the mystery! Relish the numinous! Be aglow with the radiance of the ineffable! Bring wonder to life in your life! And, sit agog for a while every day.