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mZuzek said:
No one's ignoring what you said, it was a legitimate question either way. Alright, a star moving takes millions or billions of years, but it only takes a couple minutes for each post to be written in this discussion we're having. What exactly makes one thing more relevant than other - why is our discussion nothing, but the star moving is "something"? I suppose you could say the movement of the stars affects more things, and I guess that'd be true, but... so, what?What difference would it make if there was a star that could move fast enough for us to notice? If it was too far, you wouldn't even know. If it was too close, we'd all die. And somewhere in between, well, I guess you'd get a weird looking moving star in the night sky. Wow, a life changing experience.So, in other words, you have an issue of perceiving everything as irrelevant. You have a notion that relevant stuff happens in a different time-scale, but for that different time-scale the movement of the star is just as relevant as the movement of the fan you turn on on hot summer nights. Relevance is a human concept, the universe doesn't care about it. Life isn't about what is or isn't relevant, it's about learning to enjoy stuff regardless of how important it may seem.

I see what you mean. However my reasoning is that the universe created me, yet it made me at a time scale that cannot interact with its time scale. The universe created me, I did not create the universe, therefore the discrepancy is the universe's fault, not mine.

My notion of what is relevant or not is not better or truer than yours or the universe's of course but since I am a product of the universe, since my consciousness is a product of the universe and since my subjective perception is a product of the universe, I don't understand why the universe made me see and perceive at a scale that is totally off compared to it.

At the end of the day, it's like you said: The universe does not care about human concepts. Fair (and true) enough, so I'll return this question: Why should I care for the universe? The answer is I don't and that explains my consideration of the universe and its worth.



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