Apparently before the beginning there was a void. Then about 13.8 billion years ago, for an unknown reason there was a theoretical "big bang" after which Nature began conceiving and filling the emptiness with life.
One conception, some time later, was humanity. Our predecessors began "reaching out the the limits of their capacities, to others and to Nature's God. They continued this exclusive natural activity until about 200,000 years ago. By then they had created our present physical form and realized the potential mental capacity that enabled 'Eve' to ask 'Adam', "Why am I?", the question of meaning, the small bang, that gave birth to humanity.
When 'Eve' picked the 'rose' 'Adam' replied, "I don't know", but having an instinctive fear of the unknown he made up an answer with which he tried to fill the void. Unlike Nature he failed to fill his emptiness for "Why am I?" can't be answered. Though it was the first why, it will be "the last why". Nevertheless, despite the knowledge that has been acquired since, our realized mental capacity has not increased, so we keep trying to fill the void which, since it is the opposite of "reaching out...", is unnatural activity.
Natural activity is 'white', self-creative and apparently, ideal. Unnatural activity is 'black', self-destructive and the antithesis of ideal. To the extent we try to fill the void we restrict "reaching out..." According to the law of human nature we blend complementary amounts of both in our lives therefore by individual choices humanity can be any shade of grey between self-creation and self-destruction.
It is obvious we are a very dark shade of grey and getting darker by the day. However, we're not dead yet so we can increase self-creation and decrease self-destruction accordingly. We can't replant the 'rose' nor would we want to. But we can accept the emptiness can't be filled and with this expanded realized mental capacity, we can empty the void of the ways we try to fill it, free ourselves from their restrictions and return to entirely natural activity, apparently the ideal reaction to the void.
We'll have to hurry, and hope there's time.