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The perpetual flame of life was kindled on earth about 4 billion years ago. The right combinations of chemical elements were slowly formed under ideal conditions in that vast laboratory known as the seas. What developed first from the primordial brew were not full-blown animals or plants but unusually large and complex molecules containing tens of thousands of atoms. In the course of time these enormous molecules developed lifelike properties, such as the ability to duplicate their own chemical constituents down to the last atom and to produce other chemicals (R. Rugh, L. Shettles, & R. Einhorn, 1).

What most do not realize is how precious life is. From what started off to be a single cell, a new being was formed, made up of billions and billions of other cells. The human body itself is capable of many things. It has the ability to reproduce, feel, think, and judge.

And as a creature of this immense world, it is truly unique compared to any other specie of life inhabiting its surroundings.

Life is like a long journey, there are obstacles to overcome and with every breath and every step, there is something new to see and learn. As the world changes, life changes and humans adjust the best way they possibly can. Life is the gift to experience. With experience, we grow from within and develop into healthy individuals. As human-beings, we have the right to pursue our life, liberty, and justice. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America (G. Danzer, J. de Alva, L.