Everything is connected, but not everything is the same. This imbalance allows for the universe to exist in a state capable of producing, for to produce is to separate and combine elements. Convergence, and things like “collective consciousness” or thoughts of some spiritual soul pool, are inherently in opposition to the individuality at play because of their definitive favoring of pure balance, of disallowing borders and insisting on diffusion. The inferred extrapolation of this ideal would see the universe as a flat terrain void of experience, for it would all have been ground together in a gray, thoughtless blanket. Want and desire are the drives that seek production, combination, and propulsion of experience. Their byproducts of grief and longing are merely signs of the will’s proper working state, for let us not forget the positive byproducts of gain and accomplishment.