a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by user-inactivated
user-inactivated  ·  1406 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where in the Universe Is the Milky Way?

It's easy to find comfort in the idea that nothing matters in the long run. But to not just accept, but embrace, that to exist is to give and to take, to create and destroy, to cause suffering and provide relief, is to realize the significance of your life and the gravity your actions have.

In the scope of the universe, we are mere atoms, but in the scope of our own lives, we are titanic.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1405 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So, you're wondering whether Fontenelle felt insignificant on the cosmic scale or on his own?