That's a harsh way of looking at it if you only focus on single instances. The thing I find fascinating about physics and specifically energy is that it is always flowing from one state to the next. It is never static. There may be bitter instances (losing a challenge as someone else wins a title) and there may be bittersweet instances (winning the title as someone else goes home empty-handed) but once you move on from that single instance in time, there is unlimited potential in what can happen next, whether good or bad. And I think that unknowable truth is endlessly exciting.