Sounds like someone is drinking the Fight Club kool-aid. "You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same, decaying, organic matter as everything else. We are all part of the same compost heap."
Fuck that. I'm a special snowflake.
“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman
I mean, we all may as well roll with the assumption that we're meant for something, because it helps us maintain drive and purpose.
Let's all be the best damn us-es we can be.
I had a similar realization to that of the OP, during a darker moment this past year -- somewhere along the lines of "We are all tiny ants on a tiny ant mound, doing pointless shit that doesn't matter on a cosmic scale" -- and I'm still trying to cope with that. But I like the attitude in the more positive posts on this thread -- including yours, bologna, and also that of @UniqueMixture.
Ha. This thread reminds me of one of my all-time favorite quotes: "Always remember you're unique - just like everybody else."
On a more serious note, my thoughts on the topic at hand: We all have the power to influence those (or things) around us. At that point each of us is already "somebody." As long as there's some sort of interaction between you and your environment going on, you can be sure you're making an influence in this world, be it significant or not; be it good or bad.
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"Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience." - Greg King
The worst mistake people make in political arguments is assuming that the other side is not trying to do the right thing. This simple oversight makes productive conversation nearly impossible.