Terrifying quote in a book I'm reading 😐

Yahoo putrsv
Jul 11 33 Comments

"One day, you and everyone you love will die. And beyond a small group of people for an extremely brief period of time, little of what you say or do will ever matter. This is the Uncomfortable Truth of life. And everything you think or do is but an elaborate avoidance of it. We are inconsequential cosmic dust, bumping and milling about on a tiny blue speck. We imagine our own importance. We invent our purpose— we are nothing. Enjoy your fucking coffee."

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  • IBM / Eng namastayyy
    yeah but TC or gtfo
    Jul 11 6
    • eBay gand
      Dude you need books like ctci and epi, stop reading or doing things which won’t help you increase your tc
      Jul 11
    • Google PCBro
      TC too low, your post is worthless
      Jul 11
    • IBM / Eng namastayyy
      It's ok op I have 150 TC 4 yoe😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
      Jul 11
    • New / Eng tAcq10
      Don't worry, I think it's a quote from EPI
      Jul 11
    • Yahoo putrsv
      OP
      I am not in east coast or west coast. Lol.
      Jul 11
  • Microsoft LinkedOff
    This quote doesn’t scare me, it puts me more at ease because it makes me realize that my daily stress is insignificant in the grand scheme of things and I should just enjoy life on this earth while I’m here.
    Jul 11 0
  • Amazon
    futurecop

    Amazon

    BIO
    Cool
    futurecopmore
    What is the name of the book?
    Jul 11 1
    • Yahoo putrsv
      OP
      Everything is f**ked.
      Jul 11
  • Comcast dontdie
    What’s terrifying about it? If you accept this reality, it will set you free from the pressure of “accomplishing” something and allow you to focus on happiness. Life is short and yet we live with various monkeys on our backs. TC not enough, employer not prestigious, green card queue is too long bla bla
    Jul 11 0
  • Adobe / Eng
    abcdxyz123

    Adobe Eng

    PRE
    Yahoo, PayPal
    BIO
    Software engineer architect manager big data platforms
    abcdxyz123more
    Carl Sagan’s message about pale blue dot is the best. Messages like this are supposed to give you hope and happiness - not despair. Try looking for that if you haven’t internalized the message yet
    Jul 11 1
  • We are the first generation where what you say, post, record can last into perpetuity. Future generations can review all your social media activity and write PhD papers on it. “How the irrelevant, mundane, boring, unimpactful people pretended to be important and how their kids blew their wealth”.
    Jul 11 0
  • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
    Yea working in tech exacerbates existential crises. Literally the work you do is making the world a worse place in most cases. Enjoy
    Jul 11 0
  • Amazon trimlp
    Aka my argument for why I buy coffee instead of making it at home like every self claimed “finance” columnist wants me to do
    Jul 11 1
    • New / Eng tAcq10
      Aka my argument for crushing and snorting caffeine pills instead of making coffee at home like every self claimed "finance" columnist wants me to do
      Jul 11
  • Amazon broke&dumb
    What part of this did you not know already?
    What's next, a book about how water is wet?
    Jul 11 0
  • In a second someone will start writing about religion or god afterlife and things along those lines
    Jul 11 1
  • Axtria DesiLaunda
    > And beyond a small group of people for an extremely brief period of time, little of what you say or do will ever matter.

    So let's make it count
    Jul 11 0
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    Seems obvious but ok
    Jul 11 0
  • Jul 11 0
  • Google toNYorNot?
    'we imagine our importance' is the biggest life lesson of all.

    Yet it seems contradictory with the natural human aspirations and desire of achieving greatness.
    Jul 11 0
  • Plays with perspective. 66 (inches) ain't insignificant to 72 (inches). But 1nm is insignificant to the Sun. U matter (there there), but only to other beings with small inches
    Jul 12 0
  • Microchip / Manufacturing yScn35
    I think all of this may suprise us all in the end. I'm not saying we are individually special per say, ut we are no accident.
    Jul 11 0
  • Tableau BlAk00
    This is news to you?
    Jul 11 0
  • Seagate toti420
    Life is ultimately about living and making the best out of what we have. I don’t care if earth is a tiny speck in the galaxy or if my words won’t be remembered. I come to work, make money, go home and enjoy life with my wife and kids. I help others whenever I can. My main responsibility is to provide for myself and my family and raise my kids right. So, put that book away, let people with social studies or pseudo science backgrounds and low TC ponder such pointless questions.
    TC 210
    Jul 11 0
  • Google DocStrange
    This is so horrifying to me. I get why it bothered you.
    Jul 11 0
  • Apple / Eng tWBu16
    Inconsequential at a cosmic scale, perhaps. But at a personal scale, everything we do has an impact on our feelings. And no amount of infinite future can change what we felt and experienced in the past and in the present
    Jul 11 0