The Joy of Insignificance

On occasion I find it helpful to take stock of where I stand in the universe.

I am one of 7.5 billion Homo sapiens. We collectively reside on the fourth smallest planet of eight that orbit a star that is one of hundreds of billions in our galaxy. Beyond that is an ever expanding universe comprised of an infinite number of cosmic bodies that is beyond what my small human brain can really even conceptualize. This video attempts to provide a visual perspective of the scale of both our internal and external universe.

We are all just sub-atomic specks in this glorious expanse. I find some comfort in that idea. It grants me the freedom to take nothing too seriously especially myself. The universe is, for the most part, indifferent to my plight so perhaps I should seek out that same level of indifference.

Photo by Denis Degioanni on Unsplash

 

1 comment

  • David

    David Fenelon Falls

    thanks rob. i needed that reminder this morning. and every morning. but especially this morning.

    thanks rob. i needed that reminder this morning. and every morning. but especially this morning.

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