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Meh. Pretty sure I saw this circulating on tumblr last week.
Edit: And to add something of substance, in the cosmic scale of the universe yes I can see how we're all insignificant. I would argue, however, that our impact on our immediate environments (our homes, our jobs) is significant. Memory of us will fade over time, that is the way of things I suppose, but that doesn't mean we can't be significant while we exist.
Last edited by Talokami; 2013-01-14 at 05:26 PM.
That fabric softener teddy bear...oooh I'm 'a hunt that little bitch down.
The drums, the drums, the never ending drumbeat. Open me, you human fool. Open the light and summon me and receive my majesty.
Why don't you cut yourself while you're at it ye damn emo, aren't you insignificant?
In relevance to the universe, of course. But to my friends and people around me, noes D:
Your significance or insignificance depends on your viewpoint. And I think the cosmos lacks a viewpoint since there's no evidence of a sentient universe, so... you're just choosing to feel insignificant and labeling others around you as insignificant.
To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
I’m not that arrogant.
The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.
Actually, I think I am the universe. Without me nothing matters. And no, it's not arrogance or ego. What does it matter if I can't move starts and galaxies or have only existed a short time compared to other things? I could come up with a list as big with things that are smaller, can affect less and live less. I matter to me, I'm the center of my universe and those billions of years that came before or will come after have no meaning.
As part of a race of humans, we are very small. As part of all matter in the universe, we are fairly crucial... But, so is sand...
By this logic, anything is insignificant. When you compare something to infinity (which it seems you are doing) even the largest things may be considered insignificant. A galaxy is insignificant.
My mom thinks otherwise so FU!
And yet here we are.
Honestly, I'd say because of the tiny chances of live even forming to such a level I'd say yes, we are very significant