It’s undeniable that human progress has grown by leaps and bounds. But so has human destructiveness. We must hold this apparent paradox in us if we are to make any sense of this age. And we must resolve it. How? By understanding that we cannot merely subtract existent gains from losses when it comes to life, anymore than I can take away your child, give you another one in exchange, and call it even. We can only ever look at potential, what is being realized, versus what is left unrealized, what is really lived, experienced, held, felt, and known — versus what can be.