a reply to: RedEyes619
I feel small every time I look up at the sky, every time I contemplate the scale of the universe, every time give change to a homeless person, every
time I visit town centre, every time I visit a rock festival.
But I never feel that being small is a bad thing. My DNA cannot be observed without the use of significant apparatus in order to resolve its features
in great enough detail to be useful. And yet, these tiny structures are capable of programming my every cell and fibre, informing every single facet
of which I am comprised, as to how to express itself in a physical format.
And yet smaller and more difficult to easily contemplate, the Higgs Boson, a thing so small, and so strange, that in order to even observe it,
apparatus of such magnitude as to boggle the mind had to be constructed, and particles had to be smashed together, using VAST amounts of power. And
yet, this difficult to observe, tiny quantity of stuff, the Higgs Boson has vast importance, because it is thought to be the particle which informs
other particles how much mass they ought to have, and that is fundamental to the operation of the vast clockwork chaos that is the universe itself.
So, feeling small, and feeling insignificant are two very different things. Being small is not being powerless. Being small is not the same as
lacking meaning. Small things are vital to the function of everything, from our own bodies, to the entire breadth of the universe, and we should
understand that no matter how small we may feel, or may even BE at times, our responsibility as small things, is a huge one. We all have load to
carry, we all have data to impart, or absorb in a given moment, we are all part of the great dance of life, and all of us carry the remnants of stars
within our physical bodies.
We are small, but our potential and importance, even the least of us, is massive beyond measure.
edit on 9-4-2015 by TrueBrit because:
Grammatical errors removed.