What is the connection between the expansion of the universe and sadomasochism? Why is everything in the world striving for decay? How can one realize this and effectively resist self-destruction, at least on an individual level? This book discusses self-destruction at all levels, from cosmology to the human psyche, in which self-destruction is considered a deviation from the norm. However, the book shows that self-destruction is characteristic of all levels of the universe, starting from the emergence of the universe, the origin and development of life, and to the individual level of each person.