I Am Valuable, I Am Nothing


The paradox of being human is that you are nothing and very valuable all at the same time. It’s a little hard to understand, but if you look around, you will see that you are a very small part of a very big universe careening through time – just one very small speck in a very large nebula of actions and reactions. It’s easy to think that what you do doesn’t really matter. It’s true, it doesn’t; and yet, you are also very important. You have probably also had the sense that what you are doing and who you are are very meaningful. You are valuable only because someone loves you. If you come to this realization, it is easier not to take yourself too seriously (a very important part of wisdom), and also easier to start doing the things that are “meaningful” and “really matter.” Read More