There are no reasons for things being the way they are. "The interplay of circumstances" is the best we can do. Change anything and we change everything. It is all so intricately balanced, like a house of cards, with nothing having to be the way it is and everything being the result of a series of pinball redirections bringing this into play, on the way to what is being set-up for the next moment, and we provide the intellectual framework which puts it all into some perspective that fits it into a time frame in a sequential way so that it appears to make sense, but it makes no sense whatsoever from another, equally plausible, perspective. It is all in how we look at it. The Buddhists say "Life is suffering!" The Taoists say, "Life is a party! Yin is dancing with Yang! And we all can sing and dance along!" If we sit with it, we realize that we can take anything life gives us and work it into a story that blends everything together in ways that are wonderful just as they are. That is what we do! We make up stories with the stuff we are handed, and it becomes intelligible, even heroic. Humanity does that! Humans do that! We put a spin on things that makes them bearable, even fun, even delightful. We are magicians. Shamans! Sages! Everyone! It is good to be with you all!