Do we really have to design our lifes’ around working for other people? Why do we work for other people anyways? Do we need to work to give our life sense? What is the sense of life?
The 100.000 stars experiment made me think about how unnoticeable we are in respect to the universe. Our planet forms such an itsy-bitsy, bitsy, bitsy, bitsy, bitsy, bitsy, bitsy, (..etc.) tiny part of this whole – that I ask myself: would it really matter if our planet, our sun, OUR ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM would not exist to the universe? The answer is probably, no.
Yet, it is remarkable that intelligent life in form of humans, us, has evolved on a sphere of elements with its own gravitation and atmosphere, our earth.
If we scale our existence to the scope of the universe, then we are just an infinitesimally small part of it. Still, we DO form a part of it. Still, we exist.
The before-mentioned experiment also made me think about time. Einstein proved years ago that time is not a definite unit. A second in other parts of the universe could represent a year, or maybe a millisecond. Still, we all are being assigned a part of that time.
We built rockets to land on the moon, satellites and telescopes to explore the universe around us. We know about different types of stars, and know that our sun is not the only star and by far not the biggest nor the smallest.
Scientists learned that our sun is constantly growing with time. We also learned that stars are created and die. Still, we exist.
With all these facts being known we have been assigned a time and place in this gigantic universe.
Knowing this, why so many of us choose to spend their limited time doing things they don’t like? Why do we choose to work for a boss who pays us miserably? Sometimes we are not being given the choice, take for example Africa’s population, you say. You’re right.
Why we think of the now, and not of the things ahead? We know that life in a few million years will be impossible as the sun expands. It does not affect us now, but it will affect all life eventually.
Shouldn’t we who live in the now, act about tomorrow?