If you ever question your existence — ever need reassurance of your place in the universe — just watch this video.
In it, astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson answers a question he was asked during an interview with TIME magazine: “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?”
His answer is nothing short of exquisite.
“So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe. We are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us…
There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life. You want to feel connected. You want to feel relevant, wanna feel like you’re a participant… That is precisely what we are, just by being alive.”
Video by Max Schlickenmeyer