- Why is life an uphill struggle?
- Why does stuff keep breaking?
- Man my lifes falling apart - does the universe hate me?
- The garden is out of control again!
Simply put: the second law of thermodynamics.
You are an ordering of energy. A collection of atoms, held together and constantly fed. Your garden is not a thing of nature - it is an affront to nature (ask Alan Titchmarsh). All the stuff you have is manufactured and designed into an ordered machine or structure. Life is an attempt to make order from the chaos out there and make it be in your (and sometimes others) favour.
Chaos - the natural reduced state of energy in the universe, a dull grey, background radiation of unuseable energy, tending on average to a temperature of absolute zero.
You - an ordered set of energy in useable forms, surrounded by more ordered energy in useable forms.
The immutable second law of thermodynamics is, simply put: you are screwed. The universe may not be capable of hating you , but you are not in any way, its natural state. You are the mathematical possibility, so improbable that we short-hand it as "impossible". You are a speck of ordered energy in the vastness of chaos. It won't last. It never does. Entropy will win out. Life is a struggle, the universe "hates" us all. Stuff will break and your garden will be overrun by weeds
So have a nice cup of brownian motion and try not to worry too much about it.