Struggling with Meaninglessness

searching meaning in meaninglessness

The Insignificant Me

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I love watching astronomy shows. Astronomy shows fascinate me. The video below is one of the most fascinating i’ve ever came across. Watch it.

I always get a ‘special feeling’ every time i watch the stars, planets, black hole and galaxies. It makes me feel insignificant. It makes me think the earthly problems we are facing are so tiny compared to the universal scale.

Human beings are so ignorant. We champion extreme discrimination and ideologies which are so pointless – Racism, sexism, nationalism, ageism, sectarianism, speciesism, homophobia, ableism, etc. Our mind is confined in an earthly scale where we put humanity and our ideologies above everything else. We think that we are significant being. That bring us many illusions of things that we chase, desire, champion are real. Human is bind by emotions and ideologies. An example – many people are afraid of death, consciously and subconsciously. But the truth is …. Nothing is permanent. What goes around comes around.

We have to accept that life is not something given but only a temporary state of being. I am basically part of the nature’s cycle and process and so does everyone else. And the animals and plants. And the microbial creatures too. And other stars, planets, blackholes, galaxies and universes. And the atoms. Basically everything in this universe is part of the grand nature.

We are not significant by any means. It is all  due to human arrogance that we think we are. If i vanish from existence at this very moment, nothing will stop the earth from rotating. Nature will keep moving on because we are just one small fraction part of it.


Written by elan85

February 20, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Posted in Philosophy

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