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Does The Universe Have A Purpose?

Kelly Conaboy | November 28, 2012 - 9:30 am

While we don’t usually share content like this (zero trampoline accidents to be found, not a cute dog or baby in sight, clear intent), this video featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson caught my eye this morning. So often it’s easy to get caught up in the hubbub of the day-to-day — office politics, normal politics, messy relationships, work stress, the thought that you are not living up to your potential and probably never will, the pain of not being able to pin down why you can never get your French Press coffee to taste great — that we forget how meaningless it all is. We’re all just a bunch of bloops on a big bunch of dirty nothing (paraphrasing Neil deGrasse Tyson), so, you know, who cares? Stay home from work! Go to Europe! Climb a tree! Take a nap! Give someone you know and love a hug! Or, I don’t know, go to work! Make money! Spend it on something! Or save it! Whatever. It doesn’t matter. Someday we’ll all be dead, but right now we are all alive in this beautiful and horrifying world. Let’s not be stressed out so much, for real. And then other platitudes. Now one more platitude. And now we’re done! Goodnight! (Via ViralViral.)