I was thinking and that usually means trouble ... but that never shut me up before!
Imagine that your universe is like fish and a barrel.
The water is your environment. Ya know? Sometimes it's hot, sometimes it's cold. Sometimes it's murky, sometimes it's clear. And whoa! sometimes it's turbulent! But most times, there is little you can do about that. Oh you can swim to the top or swim to the bottom. You can pat heads and sooth and comfort. You can scrub and tidy. BUT, primarily, you're in charge of the fish.
You are the only human involved in the care of these fish.
There are eat-it-all fish, love-fatty-foods fish, sweet toothed fish, lazy fish and weak fish. There are a few smart fish and ... um ... some others. There are perky fish and sullen fish. There are some fish who are so busy! and some who think they have all the time in the world.
The natural cycle of things. Some fish die and new ones are born (hatched?). Some fish learn and grow. Some don't. All these fish multiply!
Your job is to make sure that the largest population of fish in your barrel are the smart, healthy and helpful kind. You can reinstruct. You can teach. You can export
You can control population growth.
In my barrel, I struggle with the eat-it-all fish. They're very sturdy.
But sweet toothed fish can be taught that a plum or a strawberry is a wonderful thing. They're teachable.
Lazy fish are NOT. I've had to eliminate them -or- I try. They're persistent too.
I have a lot more perky fish than I used to have.
I've found that many fish can become smarter.
How are the fish in your barrel?