The Beauty of Insignificance

The Beauty of Insignificance

A Story by mercystateofmind

There is nothing about me that will be concrete till the end of time. There is nothing about me that will travel the galaxies. All I am is a life form on a planet, in a galaxy, surrounded by nothing and everything. My accomplishments can be wiped from existence in the blink of an eye, and my life can end within that same time frame. The way we kill an insect, we can have our lives taken just as fast. Even to believe in an afterlife means acknowledging there is an end to your physical life. All we have is here and now.


And there lies the irony of the entire situation. This insignificance caused by mortality makes your life the absolute most significant life there will ever be. You will never get a second chance to do any of the things you’ve done for the first time again. When this life ends, you will not get the same body and relive this journey you have been given. Any and every thing you do at this moment defines the person who you will eventually stop being.


You can spend this time any which way you want, and it’s up to you to decide if it was successful or a failure. This life is up to you to decide if it was wasted, or fulfilling. Because you can die in the blink of an eye, your accomplishments can be wiped from history, and the fact that your name can be forgotten almost immediately means this is the only time you have to become anything. This is the only time you have to gain significant value, accomplish any feat, chase any dream, and conquer any fear.


Your life is truly significant because this will all come to an end. Atheist or religious, rich or poor, friend or foe will all meet an end with the body given to them. We were all given something truly beautiful with limited time to do what we wish, all of which can finish so suddenly. All we honestly have are two things that will eventually be taken away by death. All we have in this life is here and now.

All we have is here, and the only thing here has given us is now. 

© 2015 mercystateofmind


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The ideas presented here are fantastic and inspirational. This concept is a hard one to face, with or without religion. These are the confrontations we need to make within ourselves in order to live a life free of fear of death.

Your ideas and sentiments are fantastic and profound, here are some literary points I would like to suggest:

Feelings and ideas are very difficult to put into words. Writing and concisely can help your ideas reach your reader as clearly as possible. Sometimes it's as simple as rearranging your sentence structure to eliminate wordiness and clunkiness.

"Because you can die in the blink of an eye, your accomplishments can be wiped from history, and the fact that your name can be forgotten almost immediately means this is the only time you have to become anything. = You can die in the blink of an eye, all your accomplishments simply wiped from history. Your name can be forgotten immediately, this is the only time you have to become something.

Obviously my writing style is different than yours but what I tried to do was express the same sentiment more concisely and with clearer sentence structure. I always find myself reading back over my work to and rewording sentences three or four times before I find the structure that best conveys my ideas.

I hope I helped, you don't have to take any of my advice of course. I truly enjoyed the piece and all the intense philosophy behind it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Thank you for helping with this piece, I always aappreciate constructive criticism

Posted 4 Years Ago


The ideas presented here are fantastic and inspirational. This concept is a hard one to face, with or without religion. These are the confrontations we need to make within ourselves in order to live a life free of fear of death.

Your ideas and sentiments are fantastic and profound, here are some literary points I would like to suggest:

Feelings and ideas are very difficult to put into words. Writing and concisely can help your ideas reach your reader as clearly as possible. Sometimes it's as simple as rearranging your sentence structure to eliminate wordiness and clunkiness.

"Because you can die in the blink of an eye, your accomplishments can be wiped from history, and the fact that your name can be forgotten almost immediately means this is the only time you have to become anything. = You can die in the blink of an eye, all your accomplishments simply wiped from history. Your name can be forgotten immediately, this is the only time you have to become something.

Obviously my writing style is different than yours but what I tried to do was express the same sentiment more concisely and with clearer sentence structure. I always find myself reading back over my work to and rewording sentences three or four times before I find the structure that best conveys my ideas.

I hope I helped, you don't have to take any of my advice of course. I truly enjoyed the piece and all the intense philosophy behind it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

There is some definite truth in your writing. I do disagree with parts of it. However I appreciate your honesty. I would encourage you to keep living and growing in your journey.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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