But I digress. Let’s get back to my original point. I actually feel empowered by my belief that there is no fundamental "purpose" in life, but rather the point is what each of us make of it. Imagine how fortunate I am, through an incredibly complex sequence of random evolutionary events, to be alive right now, especially as mankind awakens scientifically to be ever more aware of the workings of nature and the universe in which we live.
I feel comfort in knowing that the basic elements needed to create life are formed in the heart of stars. When stars explode, these fundamental elements are scattered throughout the universe, seeding distant nebula clouds which give birth to new planets and new life. The hemoglobin in our blood – the elements oxygen and iron were created in a supernova. The gold in a wedding ring was created in a supernova. The calcium in our bones was created in a supernova.
The atoms that make up the molecules.
Are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars.
That exploded their chemically enriched guts into the galaxy.
Enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life.
This means that we’re all connected to each other biologically,
to Earth chemically, and to the rest of the universe atomically.
This makes me smile, and I feel quite large!
It’s not that we’re better than the universe; we are part of the universe.
We are in the universe, and the universe is in us.