Perspective: Living in our Time

I think many of us have wondered what it would be like to live in another time. What was it like back when America was first free of the British? What was it like back in the times of the Mayans? What will it be like to live two hundred years from now, when technology has advanced beyond what we thought was possible?

Why stop at two hundred years? How about a thousand years from now? Millions? Will our race even still exist? We don't know honestly. But it's that not knowing that makes our lives worthwhile. A concept that has been hard to come to embrace is that despite everything we do on our little rock known as Earth, no matter how important we become to our friends, family, or society, it doesn't make a lick of difference to the rest of the universe.

You could single handedly be the most beloved person known to human kind, and it STILL will not mean a thing to the universe, living or dead. Sounds depressing right? At first, it kind of is. But when you truly grasp the nature of choice and knowing that you do things because it's important to YOU, that's when your life, and life in general, becomes amazing.

It's ok to wonder what it was like back when, or what it will be like in the future. But never forget that you are here now, and that's what truly matters. Because at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is you.