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Day Nine | Your Favorite Quote
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
This quote always manages to send a chill down my spine. It's so true that it scares me. It has a nihilistic tone to it that I love. Nothing matters really. Just watching Cosmos by Carl Sagan is humbling and frightening. We'll probably never come in contact with other life forms in the universe. We, us humans, are so insignificant. Even the greatest of us - what does that even mean? Look at how large the universe is. No matter what we achieve, what we dream of, and what we accomplish - it won't make a difference in the grand scheme of things. On a more micro scale nothing really matters. Look at someone like Gandhi who is truly a model human being. All of that work, all of it - what was it for? He left a legacy and changed the world. But what does that really mean? He doesn't exist anymore. It's why I think fame and legacy can be so meaningless. We all will eventually cease to exist. What does it matter if you leave behind a legacy if you can't even witness it? That probably made no sense but that's what the first part of the quote means to me. The second part gives it meaning. We don't know what happens when we die and never will until that day. This could be a dream world, an illusion, whatever. The point is you have to keep giving your life meaning and doing the small, insignificant things. This is all we know - this short existence on earth. You have to take advantage of it and concern yourself with the time you have now. Do the insignificant things because what else can you do?
This quote motivates me and detaches me from the ego. I have to contribute something to the world even if it really doesn't matter because that's all I know. But none of that really matters.