Life/Non-Life Defined. Simply?

Life is the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. Non-Life is all the rest

Simple isn’t it except that is for Planet Earth.

Simple isn’t it except that we hear that life on Planet Earth is heading smack into a sixth extinction since the planet was formed.

Simple isn’t it except that this time some of us humans who are very clever hope to avoid another extinction with the advances they have made.

Simple isn’t it except that humans in general have put us all into a pickle with overgrowth, over use of unsustainable use of natural resources etc. negating the good things the clever humans have given.

Perhaps if we get into listening & acting at once & with vigor we can continue & prosper as well. I do hope so for the sake of our offspring. Let’s try.

Simple isn’t it except that one minor planet energised by a minor star that in part of a minor galaxy contains so much that is life,  a planet where I want life including that of my family to continue unabated. That planet is Planet Earth. There I find life very complicated.