What an insightful group of answers. To me, the greatest misunderstanding in life is that we are physical beings. We are all spiritual being living a physical existence. Our bodies are composed of energy, mostly space. Energy cannot be destroyed; therefore, our spirits are eternal and connected to all other energy. If we could all grasp this, our perception of life, death, karma, cause and effect, "problems," and suffering would all be very different. We would all live more spiritually; that is, connected to our spirit and our eternal being. Compassion would abound.