I'll begin by admitting that I did not scroll through the entire list of threads to see if there was already a post similar to the one I am beginning. I do apologize if I've broken any rules but I gave up searching after 6 pages and noticed there were at least a hundred more. My question is, How general is general relativity? As a layperson best described as having an inquisitive mind and an abiding respect for learning I wonder if the term, "general" is appropriately applied when it seems applied to the specific field of physics. I have observed that all things in nature are related on at least some level through which "general relativity" should be truly generally applied. I concede that I may be naive or that my basic understanding of nature may be faulty or misinformed. My posting here is an honest attempt to seek validation from those who devote their time/life to study in areas of which I only have a fundamental understanding. I mean no disrespect nor offense when I say that to my understanding of nature and the word relative, relativity is manifest in all matter and all matter is related. I applied why to the question of life by asking, "why is life?", "what function does it serve?" as a philosophical exercise. After eliminating all known possibilities, I concluded that life's purpose is to exist and in that, all life forms are universally related to one another.