RE: "Survival of the fittest," which was coined by Herbert Spencer (not Darwin). Spencer was using the concept of "fitness" to mean "able to live long enough to successfully reproduce." That is Evolution by Natural Selection in a nutshell.
This is how I feel about most things in life. I want to experience the wonders of the world, I'm tired of this secondhand life! I'm a great listener, but I'm done hearing about all the wonderful things everyone else does, It's time to start seeing it myself!