Monads is a term which according to Leibniz refers the indivisible units that compose everything in the universe. All Monads are characterized by consciousness but some more so than others. Inert matter possesses only dim consciousness, and then with increased ability to think clearly come plants, animals, humans, and, finally, God. To think as clearly as it is capable of doing is the goal of each Monad. Because humans share Monads with matter, plants, and animals, sometimes our thoughts are less than clear.