I suppose my view on this would be that we make our own point out of our existance. We aren't important as a species except within our own perceptions.
However our fragile view of things is also a great strength, it gives us purpose and a sense of self and stops us going insane with the realisations about our own insignificance.
Essentially we are the point, we make things a point. Our perceptions are as strong as a mountains roots and yet still as fragile as a bubble on the wind.
I just accept the two* different views side by side and I dont think ive ever had a feeling of existential depression or doubt. To me it's simply that while in the grander scheme of cold physics and harsh atoms we are not important or even useful, at the same time we are useful and important to each other within our own perceptions. Afterall everyone tends to live their lives depending upon what they know as real or what they assume to be real. I think this is just the human brain looking for a bit of an anchor to the world around them and their own internal views.
The scale of the universe and our smallness within it is both intimidating and awe-inspiring, although at the same time we do tend to fixate upon size, I believe there is far more to it than that.
So what do others think? Are we both the monkey that fell out the tree and the conscious heartbeat of a universe? Or is it more one than the other? Or perhaps you have a different perception altogether? Come, share your views.
*Technically it is more than just two views but I wanted to simplify it a bit only to stop me rambling on, afterall it isn't like this is a complex subject, just one I find interesting.