One might say: How terrible the world really is! Why give life to physical objects, when it is the fate of physical objects to be crushed and destroyed? Why, in other words, have life in a world of death? Or one might say: Life was needed precisely because it is the fate of physical objects to be crushed and destroyed. Life is their response to that fate. It is the caring of the rock for itself. It is the self love of the physical world. The living thing flits about, escaping the destruction that otherwise would surely come for it sooner. Death is not an alien thing that has been brought to life. To the contrary, we are and have always been dead things. Life is death’s rejection of itself.
In other words: To see death as a taint on the world is to measure against the wrong baseline.