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We're so small. What happens here is so insignificant to the big picture...

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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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Have you ever watched the news, or just looked at how we live our lives and realised how small we are? On the grand scheme of things our problems, and this planet is just so small. To me its almost like a neighboorhood. And the people in this one neighborhood are always fighting and so on. Its just a little neighboorhood on this little street. Does anyone else get me? People make Earth out to be too much. Earth is not the end-all-be-all of existence. I feel like a little animal in a habitat. thats what earth is to me. Were all just animals in a little part of the jungle and we fight and so on and thats it. We arent too much better or too much different from animals either. from what we do to what we like to what we find sexy etc. And we make it out like were all so different. Were not. Earth is but a grain of sand on a beach. Its just so small. This fighting we do, the racism, the hatred, these wars. the # just seems so petty.

im sorry im rambling
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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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I have had many similar thoughts before... I came up with a saying, "People get so caught up in life they forget how to live"



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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More and more people are slowly acknowledging the scale of our reality.

And when you do, it brings you peace; the arguments, terrible useless, pathetic news that is blasted in our faces day in day out, wars, violence, religion.. everything becomes less chaotic, the more you are aware. When you can see the big picture, it truly gives you closure. At least this is how i feel. materialistic needs, jobs, money, 'life missions', all of these things become less and less important and what you begin to realize is that your own personal achievements, morals, personality, knowledge, intellect, clarity and relationships become the most important thing.

Just my 2c.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by BeforeTheHangmansNoose
More and more people are slowly acknowledging the scale of our reality.

And when you do, it brings you peace; the arguments, terrible useless, pathetic news that is blasted in our faces day in day out, wars, violence, religion.. everything becomes less chaotic, the more you are aware. When you can see the big picture, it truly gives you closure. At least this is how i feel. materialistic needs, jobs, money, 'life missions', all of these things become less and less important and what you begin to realize is that your own personal achievements, morals, personality, knowledge, intellect, clarity and relationships become the most important thing.

Just my 2c.


i do feel a sense of peace and a sense of feeling elevated or ascended when i think of things that way. you just see everything on earth between humans as petty bull#. almost like you just cant bring yourself to worry about what happens in this puddle when you realise theres an entire ocean out there.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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You can get into the pettiness of it all if you want.

But that's the way all games are. A game is as important as the players decide to make it.

How important, really, is football? Or what clothes you wear? Or who is elected President?

You can always find a viewpoint that makes your games seem unimportant.

But they're your games! They are what you have decided to fill your lifetime with. So, why not play them as if they were the most important things in existence?

My only advice would be to choose your games wisely. If you're going to play them with all you've got, which is the best way to play, what will be the result? Will you meet thousands of people, make friends with them, and enrich their lives? Or will you cower in a lonely corner and send forth remote-controlled weapons to kill thousands of potential friends that you will never meet? After a lifetime of playing your game as hard as you could, will you feel proud of that lifetime, or ashamed of it?

Each and every one of us, and our actions, are a part of that "big picture." Sure it is a very big picture. But it is created with millions of individual brush strokes. The artist sees each brush stroke as important. There is nothing wrong about considering your little part of that huge picture as "important."



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by l_e_cox
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You can get into the pettiness of it all if you want.

But that's the way all games are. A game is as important as the players decide to make it.

How important, really, is football? Or what clothes you wear? Or who is elected President?

You can always find a viewpoint that makes your games seem unimportant.

But they're your games! They are what you have decided to fill your lifetime with. So, why not play them as if they were the most important things in existence?

My only advice would be to choose your games wisely. If you're going to play them with all you've got, which is the best way to play, what will be the result? Will you meet thousands of people, make friends with them, and enrich their lives? Or will you cower in a lonely corner and send forth remote-controlled weapons to kill thousands of potential friends that you will never meet? After a lifetime of playing your game as hard as you could, will you feel proud of that lifetime, or ashamed of it?

Each and every one of us, and our actions, are a part of that "big picture." Sure it is a very big picture. But it is created with millions of individual brush strokes. The artist sees each brush stroke as important. There is nothing wrong about considering your little part of that huge picture as "important."



i didnt mean to come off like life isnt important im trying to say we need to reevaluate what we think is important. and what matters.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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I agree about the pettiness, but not with the word "insignificant". We, as a species, STILL have a lot to learn, but if we were that insignificant...why would we be here at all? I am not a believer in coincidence, I know we're here for a reason, even if we never learn what that is til our last moments. So petty, yes....insignificant, not so much!!



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