Do We Matter?


Can one person make a difference? If you weren't born at all, or if you were not the person that you are, would the world be a different place? What we say and do in life, does it matter?

We don't exist alone; our existence is not discrete, but rather its margins are blurred by a constant interplay of interactions with other people. Just as in physics, no particle, no mass exists alone. A electron can not exist in an atom, and not influence other particles in the neighbourhood. The gravitational effects of celestial bodies can be exerted even at millions of miles. In this physics of life, we are condemned to this interaction; whatever we do, we will have a certain influence on the lives of other people. This influence can be small or this influence can be large, but it exists. A small influence doesn't mean that it is insignificant; often the most minor of changes can eventually lead to drastic, radical results: The Butterfly effect, the Ripple effect, the Domino effect, Chain-reaction, call it anything you want, but even a minor act of yours can lead to exponential changes in someone's life.

Do not underestimate the value of a kind word, a moment of sympathy, a gesture of appreciation, a random act of beauty... they matter, everything you do matters.

Comments

Uni said…
[Do not underestimate the value of a kind word, a moment of sympathy, a gesture of appreciation, a random act of beauty... they matter, everything you do matters.]

Ah...

There you go. You answered me.

EACH and EVERY thing you do (personally, or otherwise) matters.. Then HOW can you say that society would be left unperturbed/unaffected by your simple gestures?
Awais said…
I never said that society would be left unaffected by our gestures and acts. But it still remains our right to make what gestures we wish to make.

Just because we have the power to influence doesn't mean that we should hence be chained by the society.
Vasudha said…
Ah! Physics applied to real life.

A wonderful post! I enjoyed reading it. :)