You Are Significant

“We have come to define significance as I’m special and everything else isn’t. Religions thinking they’re special, cultures thinking they’re special, individuals thinking they’re special. The top 4 ingredients in life… in your body, the top 4 atoms in order: hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen.  Those 4 atoms… do you know what the top 4 ingredients are in the universe? The top 4 chemically active atoms in the universe? Hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen! So upon learning that you’re not special because you do not contain special ingredients is the same fact includes the idea that while we live in this universe, the universe lives within us. We ARE special because we’re the same.”

-Neil deGrasse Tyson (Hot Ones S3 – E17, 23:00 )