What Really Matters
“Being you is not a gratifying experience at the atomic level. For all their devoted attention, your atoms don’t actually care about you - indeed, don’t even know that you are there. They don’t know that they are there. They are mindless particles, after all, and not even themselves alive. (It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.) Yet somehow for the period of your existence they will answer to a single overarching impulse to keep you you.”
-From A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Humans: We are comprised of the same tiny little particles that make up everything else on this planet. We can choose to be great, or we can choose to be despicable.
But if we continue traveling the path we’re on, we will destroy ourselves.