Originally Posted by oneupper
In 50 years no one will remember me and in 5 billion years or less the whole planet will be a distant memory. So frankly, why worry?
I don't think that's true. I think it all depends on what kind of mark you leave on the world..were you just a wall flower who passed through the passing of life, or did you strive to make a difference in humanity..whether it be through art, or through humanistic achievements, or scientific/mathematics achievements.
I know, that as long as humans exist, Jesus Christ, William Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Sigmund Freud, actors like Clint Eastwood, or composers like Beethoven, or Mozart, or bands like the Beetles will seldom be forgotten as long as there will be another person to echo there name.
An even when the Earth get's dissolved by a Super Nova in 5 billion years or so, I still believe that humans can exist in other planets similar to earth and that galactic travel will be possible by then. Of course, the universe won't live forever either, and everything that begins, will also come to an end. But still, you should value your life more, your importance more, try to be a beacon of love, or hope, something that will effect people whether it be spiritually/emotionally/intellectually, etc. .