One of my badly behaved,, fictional characters just said this! How dare she?!
When it comes right down to it, you are the only one who can save yourself. Nobody else cares in the slightest, what happens to you!
We're programmed to think we are part of a community, that we have friends, family, or that anybody actually cares about us. In reality, we're alone & terrified of acknowledging our lack of value to others, who are in exactly the same situation. We take up space, we consume, & we cycle through consumables & services to keep an economy ticking over: like intestinal bacteria to the host organism. That's all we are. In the end, the only thing that matters is how we have experienced our lives.
@meg On top of that, the Universe doesn't hate you. It's just infinitely indifferent.
@wordsmith Exactly! The universe, is just... well, the universe. AND that is the hardest thing for most to deal with. A: it doesn't revolve around them, and B: we are just a part of it, and C: it is a set of physical laws and isn't even capable of actually giving a damn!
Oh dear, is my godless atheism showing?
@meg It is showing, but only past the event horizon...