My Place in the World

In some of my reading, I came across this most excellent quote from the late Stephen Jay Gould. It fairly concisely sums up my attitude with respect to my own life and its purpose, simultaneously intimating at the endless majesty and beauty I find surrounding me.

We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes – one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way.

Recorded here for my future reference.