We tend to think we are the centre of the universe, which is true only in the sense that we are the centre of our own experiences. And what happens to us is important to us. But it’s not important on a universal scale. The universe is indifferent, even most of the 8 billion people on this planet don’t care. Which is fine. We are not as important as we think.
Well, at least that’s what I believe. But this article by philosopher Nicolas Bommarito reflects that notion. I didn’t know philosophers could specialize in modesty, but this guy has and he wrote a very insightful piece on it.
“Modesty is, at bottom, about the deep sense that not everything that happens is about you.”