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I saw another video on my timeline recently showing how small our planet is compared to different stuff. You know how they go, starting off comparing Earth to other things in the solar system, then the galaxy, then the universe. Then people make comments about how they feel so small and insignificant. But I think you could argue the exact opposite. Of all the planets in all the solar systems in all the galaxies that we can observe (granted that’s not relatively) we are on the only one that has any significant forms of life. That makes us kind of special I think. We have unique opportunity over most other collections of molecules throughout the universe to experience consciousness (what even is it anyway queue existential crisis) and we should take advantage of that. The best way to do that depends on the person, but I don’t necessarily think there’s a right way, though I do think there are wrong ways.

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