What is the most important thing in life? Easy. Survival. To live, you must survive. The most important thing in death is...life. Because the most important thing in the universe is the circle.
But that doesn't mean the circle is the most important thing in life, because the circle is life contained. Life is a subset of circles.
After that, things get murky. What's the important factor in survival? I really don't know. Love, health. Money? No, money is farther down. Take money and backtrack - money, currency, barter, trade, want, not necessity - no, necessity is survival. Is "want" survival? No, it's not, want is a luxury. Want is a subset of love.
God? Definitely no. God relies on faith. Faith, then? Perhaps. Faith in something is important in life, because faith includes belief in absolutely anything (including things like baseball teams and gravity) but faith is based on curiosity about the universe (which is the circle) and curiosity is based on desire, which is based on want, and again, want is a luxury. So we're back at the beginning again, or right in the middle or possibly nearly at the end, which is how circles work anyway so I know I'm right.
Health is necessary to survive in life. If you're unhealthy, you will die. Simple. Granted, thar be grayness in between, as with everything (circles, again). Reducing things to black and white makes things simpler, but not better.
But love, I mean, that's almost necessary to be healthy. I don't mean romance or lust or family or friendship, because love really has nothing to do with anything but personal motivation. Love is the emotion we attribute to all motivation - that's what it is. If there's nothing we love, we have no motivation to survive. Without the motivation to survive, everything deteriorates. Like our health. Love is necessary for action.
And don't you go throwing babies born with heart problems at me and stuff, like I said, thar be grayness in between, and we already know I don't have faith in right and wrong.
Freedom, maybe? Freedom is incredibly important: for those who aren't fatalists, freedom is your philosophy. But then, philosophy is faith - wait! Faith is affirming the truth, and truth implies trust, which is motivated by...okay, want. And we're back in the circle again.
So, what have we learned today? I need to start loving some more, because at this rate, everything makes me bored, and that leads to complacency, and that leads to inaction, and then I'm going to fucking die, and I'm not ready for that part of the circle yet.
I think I should make a chart. I need a really big chalkboard or something.