“One of the strange things about being human is that big questions occur to us even if they don’t seem to affect our day to day lives. Like your question is about why does universe exist? And why does it have so much stuff in it? And why some of that stuff happens to be zinc and iron that we dig under the surface of the Earth to pull out and transform into a 1987 US mail truck Hot Wheels. But regardless of why zinc exists the Hot Wheels is still fun to play with, right? And this is one of my very favourite things about humans. We don’t need to know why zinc exists in order for Hot Wheels to be fun to play with or for us to survive or whatever, but we still want to know. And I think this urge to know, even if we don’t necessarily need to know in order to survive is kind of the human superpower.”

via Why Do Things Exist?