Problems Too Large To Handle

Is there anyone who doesn’t have problems to face? Challenges to overcome? As a species don’t we face incredible difficulties in living together peacefully? Managing resources responsibly?

Sometimes I get despondent because the road ahead seems too long,

the mountain too steep

or the burden too heavy to carry.

At those times, I take a small step back

and try to get some distance from this moment

or this period of my life.

I consider the scale of the world I live in,

the immensity of the solar system

and I put my life in comparison to the span of mankind’s existence

in this small section of the universe.

For those moments of deep despair,

I need to step far back,

above everything I can comprehend,

in order to get perspective.

And when I can connect with the idea that I’m a mere speck of dust,

a tiny, tiny creature sitting on a small rock in the distant reaches of an average sized galaxy,

I feel the humility rising.

The problems are still there.

But from this vantage point

I can sometimes feel like I’m standing on the shoulders of giants.

5 Responses to Problems Too Large To Handle

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    Dang look how big that is!!!!! Shitt

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