Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: Latin exsistere to come into being, exist, from ex- + sistere to stand, stop; akin to Latin stare to stand — more at stand
Date: circa 1568
1 a : to have real being whether material or spiritual (did unicorns exist) (the largest galaxy known to exist) b : to have being in a specified place or with respect to understood limitations or conditions (strange ideas existed in his mind)
2 : to continue to be (racism still exists in society)
3 a : to have life or the functions of vitality (we cannot exist without oxygen) b : to live at an inferior level or under adverse circumstances (the hungry existing from day to day)
(via Merriam Webster Dictionary).
Something to strive for, to make anything and everything alive