Today’s quote comes from Joss Whedon.
“If nothing we do matters, then the only thing that matters is what we do.”
This quote reminds me of a quote from Serenity, Mal is talking to Shepard Book who says “Only one thing is going to walk you through this, Mal. Belief.” Mal of course scoffs at this saying “I ain’t looking for help from on high. That’s a long wait for a train that don’t come.”
To me this entire conversation speaks to a sad condition in our world today; people aren’t willing to search for truth. Saying that the only thing that matters is what we do leaves out an important part of doing the right thing; why we do what we do. If we do the right thing for the wrong reason does it really matter?