From the first nano seconds after the Big Bang, the laws of the physical universe were born. Atoms formed molecules and molecules formed substances in processes that were predictable and understandable, from simple compounds to clusters of galaxies. Then came life and its collision with the laws of the physical universe.
From the beginning, human life has tried to create its own laws to hold itself together in predictable and understandable ways. Tribes, rituals, government, laws, dictatorships, slavery, economic power, political power, religion, God, war, science.
We now live in a world where untold numbers of people are bound by poverty, starvation and brutal repression at one end and the wealth and freedom to consider oneself a universe of one, governed only personal rules and without personal responsibilities at the other end.
All across the world, religion is broken, government is broken, ritual is broken, love is broken. But hope survives in the courageous individual who believes in and acts at belonging.