“You are a child of the universe, as much as the trees and the stars: you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” – Max Ehrmann
I actually came across this quote because of a friend that lives on the same floor as me. I was talking to her about work and the remaining two weeks of the semester, and she told me about this quote because she likes to think about this when she gets stressed about anything. The first part of the sentence compares a human being on Earth to stars and trees in the universe. Stars and trees are such a natural part of the world that trying to imagine the universe without them is nearly impossible. For someone to say that you are equal to the stars and trees makes someone feel so much more important than they may have previously felt. The second part of this quote explains that even if an individual feels like everything is going wrong in life, or that they don’t belong in the world, everything happens for a reason. Sometimes people go through rougher patches of life, but everything that happens in life is supposed to happen. This whole quote is written to lift people’s spirits by explaining that everyone is important to the world, and everything that occurs in someone’s life has a reason behind it, and will work itself out in the end.