That should be enough reason not to hurt me. — Ragehound (via ladylazarus)
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What the actual fuck(via galadri3l)
Well, hello there, you adorable person, you.
C’mere. I wanna talk to you for a minute.
Sometimes, everybody feels insignificant. I certainly do. Like I don’t matter, like I’m not good enough, or pretty enough, or powerful enough to make a difference in anybody’s life. I’m not sure where this feeling comes from, but I do know one thing:
This feeling is bullshit. You are important to people.
Bear with me here, because I am about to explain you a thing. A quantum physics thing.
You’ve probably heard of Newton’s laws of motion—you know, inertia, force, equal-and-opposite-reactions. And other things; maybe a little thermodynamics, some of that sweet conservation of energy? Cool stuff, very useful. But physics has a lot of laws, and they don’t teach you all of them at school.
One of these is the law of information*, which states, put simply, that information cannot be lost. Theoretically, if we had the technology, we could take any single atom in the universe and extrapolate every single thing that has happened to every particle everywhere in the universe from the dawn of time to the present day.
I know, I know. Bit of a weird concept, yeah? “What, Crystal,” I hear you plaintively ask the screen, “does this have to do with me feeling insignificant?”
Well, my beloved, adorable, and inquisitive reader, information can never be lost. Think about that. Every action carried out by anything ever in the universe ever is remembered, at the most fundamental level, by every single thing across all of space and time, and this includes things you do. Every act of kindness you’ve ever carried out has been remembered, not just by atoms and quarks, positrons and planets, but by the people around you.
Just by being here, you have changed people. You will be remembered. You have had an effect. You’ve made someone’s day, hundreds of times, in your lifetime, and you will continue to do so. Friends, family, total strangers, colleagues, classmates—not all of them will, but many of them will remember you, and they will smile. Maybe you said something nice when they were having a bad day. Maybe you gave them a pearl of wisdom they’ve held close ever since, or maybe they just saw you from across the room one day and thought, “damn, they look good. Real good. Real, real good. Look at them. All cute. All pretty. Look at their skin, their eyes, the way their hair falls across their face. Look at that gorgeous fucking smile.”
I seem to have lost the plot a bit because I got all caught up in how cute you are. And you are, and other people know this, and think about it sometimes, and get a goofy smile. Look, the point is this: at a fundamental level, the laws of physics do not allow you to be unimportant. Everything you do, every word you speak, echoes across eons. Causality will not permit you to be forgotten. Your existence is not permanent, but your actions are immortal. Your kindnesses will not be lost on those who receive them, and will be passed from your generation to every generation after.
*If you’re going to look this concept up, it’s actually the law of conservation of information in technical literature. Get ready for a headache, because it’s really a pretty complicated thing, with lots more crazy implications than I go into here.
anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. it feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. you get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal as long as no one tries to speak to you.