Living vs. Life
To live you must be alive, but being alive doesn't mean you live.
Breathing does not imply life. These are not interchangeable states of being.
"Living" is to "Life" as "Seeing" is to "Sight."
It is perfectly plausible to have the ability of sight and yet be incapable of actually seeing.
So, unglue you're your eyelids. Open your eyes.
Take a chance and feed the need.
Inhale and exhale. Create your existence.
You can do so much more than just breathe.