I agree in that. 🙂
Although I still like to incorporate the idea of various levels of life and survival, mainly survival, which would in turn affect life.
Of course it would still include the idea of doing more than what we can, to grow, to enjoy that and life etc.
In a nutshell, what I’m saying is that there are various levels of living and surviving I think. And surviving doesn’t just mean to be alive as a human but also all the actions that imply living/surviving at a high level, like the one you describe.
It’s hard to put it into words, really. 🙂