Once upon a time a man was born, he lived and he died. It was an unspectacular life by any estimation, yet thirteen generations later one of his progeny became the first man to walk on the moon. I do not know who this man is, yet I know he existed.
We cannot know how important our lives are. We may look at ourselves and say with all sincerity, "I am just some person trying to make my way in life, I have accomplished little, and I doubt I ever will."
But that's not wholly accurate. Just living is itself an amazing accomplishment. Living to have children is also an amazing accomplishment. Raising them to adulthood is also an amazing accomplishment.
Even if we never have children, our lives touch so many others that a simple phrase said at the right time in the right way can have a dramatic impact on someone else and ripple down through the millenia.
We are all very amazing and very special.
This is why I can't understand why people kill themselves.
As I read in the comments on Digg, "A permanant solution to a temporary problem."
Causes Brian McKee Supports
I support the cause of peace via peaceful means.