There are over 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Relative to them, shouldn’t I feel insignificant? Instead I say to myself, I am, and because I am, I should do everything in my power to be happy; deeply, lastingly happy. I should make beautiful things, even if they don’t last. I should love, even if others hate. I should not be insignificant, because love and life are not insignificant. They are among the truly rare and meaningful in all the heavens. 

There are over 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Relative to them, shouldn’t I feel insignificant? Instead I say to myself, I am, and because I am, I should do everything in my power to be happy; deeply, lastingly happy. I should make beautiful things, even if they don’t last. I should love, even if others hate. I should not be insignificant, because love and life are not insignificant. They are among the truly rare and meaningful in all the heavens.