Archive for the ‘Significance’ category

Significance Take 2

March 5, 2009

A man should have a garment with two pockets. In the first pocket should be a piece of paper on which is written: “I am but dust and ashes. I am but a grain of sand.” And in the other pocket is a piece of paper on which is written: “For me the world was created!”

~ Norman Lear

We must all cultivate a healthy sense of worth and a healthy sense of humility.

The trick is in finding the balance, the ability to be the whole world and a tiny part of it simultaneously.

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(In)significance

February 22, 2009

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
– Sir Arthur Eddington

Kind of puts it all in perspective really doesn’t it?

On the one hand, we are nothing but cooled down matter.

On the other hand, we are made of the stuff of stars.

Shine on.