"If the cat survives, it remembers only being alive." In the act of becoming, the question "why?" more often recedes, and gives way to "how?" I can conceive of two states. One I'll call alive. The other I'll call dead. Some will argue that if I know 'how' then I'll know 'why.'
My own preference however is the sound of one hand clapping. Which is an
equation without an equal sign. Or a slope with nowhere to go. And
there is of course the bear in the woods to assist the act of "thinking