Ever wonder how insignificant you are?

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Ever wonder how the world would've made out without you had you never existed? I ponder that notion myself sometimes and I'm mystified by the answer I come up with. The little voice inside my head (whom I'm assuming is my conscience) says that the world would've been just fine without me; as a matter of fact, it wouldn't of skipped a single beat. :cool:

    What's the point of this thread you ask?

    I don't know, it's kind of a pointless insignificant thread I suppose. :eek:
     
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    Yes, but you can never know for certain. You might have helped someone out at some point, and made a tremendous difference in their life which allowed them to make a great impact on the world. Nobody can really know just how many other lives theirs has affected.

    I sometimes dwell on how insignificant my life seems, until I realize that I have touched many people's lives in small ways, and (usually) made their lives better in the process.

    Did I make a huge difference in the world? Probably not, but there's always a chance that my interaction helped someone else make a big impact on the world.
     
  4. j26 macrumors 65832

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    It's an interesting question - so many of us are full of our own importance, but very few of us have made a major difference on the world. To the world at large we are mostly insignificant.

    However, we can have a huge difference to the world around us. My world is richer since my daughter was born. She doesn't have to do anything except be herself.

    I don't aim to be known globally - I just want to deal with the people around me.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Eeeeeee-oooorrrrrr eeeeeeeee-oooooooorrrrr! Watch out kids, it's the grammar police!


    Have instead of of.






    I'm fully aware of my contribution to this world.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    I think we all are ;)
     
  7. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Damn! I had have in there before I switched it back to of. :eek:
     
  8. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Apple don't know how to fabricate their own chips, and Intel don't know how to put electronics together. together, along with other groups of people known an Samsung, Foxconn, Nvidia etc, they can make an awesome computer.

    individually, we're just bags of blood and guts, but when we work together, we can do awesome stuff.

    we're reminded about 20 times each day :rolleyes:
     
  9. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    I have made a noteworthy contribution to the workplace, but in other respects would be considered a non-factor. Such is life.
     
  10. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I think everyone is as insignificant as they make themselves.
     
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    I agree. Existentialism for teh win!
     
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    You're only insignificant to those people who don't care about you. To the people who care about you a lot, you're significant, and you have affected their lives. Then they affect other peoples lives in their own individual way, but part of them is due to knowing you well.



    I certainly hope it is. :confused:
     
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    "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or one."
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Threads like these are never pointless or insignificant, because they give the rest of the members a chance to tell the thread starter that they are more pointless and insignificant than the thread. :p

    More so when the people are in administration, management, politics, or are lawyers -- since we can likely get along fine without a large percentage of them.

    It's those pointless jobs that make people significant, because without burger flippers -- people would die from their sheer inability to forage for food or cook.
     
  15. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Insignificant!

    As far as I know I'm the only thing on this world that really matters. When I die the world and everything in it will cease to exist!
     
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    Without me, you all wouldn't be reading this post.

    See, I matter! I'm important. You all care about me! :p

    (Was that 15 minutes?)
     
  18. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Something I saw once.

    Lazlo's Law of Chinese Relatively.
    "No matter how great your triumphs or tragic your losses, approximately 1 billion Chinese couldn't care less."

    I think it would be cool to have a its a wonderful life moment. Then again look at what happened when it happened to Al Bundy. Everyone was better off without him.
     
  19. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I know I'm not even as significant as a particle of dust.
    Maybe, but to me, that's something I always struggle with-- how can we ever know if someone truly cares about us? :eek:
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    agreed.
    i know i bear no significance. imo, at least.
     
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    Al Bundy is cool...where would my childhood be without him and kelly Bundy.



    Bless
     
  23. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    I think it would be fun to buy one of those "I'm Kind of a Big Deal" t-shirts to wear. :D

    But yeah, I worry more than I probably should about my legacy, what (if any) contribution I'm really making to society. It seems to be getting worse the older I get. :eek:
     
  24. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    As a westerner, I contribute more than my fair share of damage to the environment, reduction to the food supplies, and inane blather to the digital millieu. And that's without getting out of bed.

    Now I'm going out back to plant a tree as compensation.
     

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