Wednesday, April 16, 2014

more than a million


It is estimated that a million earths can fit inside the sun and that nine billion suns can fit inside VY Canis Majoris.

 


This perspective of our planet only reminds me just how small we really are in this vast universe. If you stop and think about it, our significance is rather minute since we basically sit like a speck of dust in the corner of the universe. Ever since our existence it has boggled our minds as to why we are here, and yet to this very day there is still no ready answer, just opinions. As cognitive beings we have developed empathy, which has given us the ability to connect with one another, thus giving our lives a sense of meaning. When all our haughty self delusions are stripped away the only thing we have left is each other. Ultimately we cling to each other through our life journey regardless of our status on this planet; we cling because of our commonalities, we cling because of our determination to survive, we cling because we've learned to care. Why are we here? No one really truly knows, but we are here nevertheless on this amazing planet within an  unpropitious universe. We are here with each other and each other is all we have.

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