Happy Sunday! I hate to do this on a day when a lot of you are likely nursing a titanic hangover but that video about how insignificant humans are has started making the rounds so I wanted to put it on the blog.
Before watching that I had a general idea as to how inconsequential we are but that video really drives the point home. We are NOTHING. It’s actually an insult to nothing to call us nothing. We’re nothing times a billion. There’s two types of people in this world and the groups can be sorted depending on how a person reacts to that video.
Reaction #1: A Full Blown Panic Attack
Judging from the responses to a tweet I put out including the video, this is the most common reaction. Panic attack city after realizing we don’t matter in the slightest. People freaking the fuck out and reaching for a Xanax and a bottle of whiskey. That reaction makes sense. Humans are led to believe that we are the center of the universe so to have it laid out so matter-of-factly that we aren’t is an unsettling thing.
Reaction #2: Comfort And Relief
This is the group I find myself in. The level of comfort I felt after watching that video is one I’ve never felt before. It felt like slipping into a warm bath. It made me realize that worrying about stupid little things is the dumbest thing a person can do. I often worry about mean tweets on the internet or if a person likes me or if a person hates me or what I’m gonna do about the bald spot on my head that’s growing at an alarming rate. Turns out it’s a complete and utter waste of time to worry about those things.
With that said, I’m not gonna go full Fuck It Mode and stop showering and stop paying rent and start punching random people in the face on the street but there are benefits to realizing none of this matters.
My good friend Jared Carrabis often talks about how the Sun is going to explode one day and how every shred of evidence of human existence will be wiped out so all of this is for nothing. People think he’s saying it in a pessimistic way but he’s not. It’s actually a world view that preaches enjoying your time here while you have it and not thinking about things you can’t control.
Bottom line is stop freaking yourself out by worrying about every little thing because that shit don’t matter in the slightest.
PS- Or the Earth is flat and everything in that video is hogwash, rubbish and blather.