Without entropy there'd neither be success nor decay, and lots of other cosmic stuff
Not really because when you look at the disorder that is created to make an ordered organism there is net disorder gain.
Overall entropy of the universe always increases. Systematic chaos is still chaos.
Entropy is time. Earth time is made up, space time is the only real measurement yadda yadda
But the thing we call life is the force that increases the entropy! Without this force nothing changes and time becomes meaningless. We don't exist without it.
Life is not a force any more than a pool of water is a force. Life is an energy well.