According to the best minds on the face of the earth, we, you, I, everyone, the dog Kissyface, every cockroach, mushroom, flu virus, rock, ocean, sea, rainstorm, everything except molecules of hydrogen and most helium are remnants of exploding stars. Everything we see, taste, smell, feel everything that has existed, exists, will exist, save for the hydrogen and some of the helium, came from the interior of an exploded star. That concept is so beautiful,,,,that if it were not true...I would think it so. But it is true,,,We are star people...with star pets, eating star food, and that's the problem.
Or the solution to the Fermi paradox..