With a world population of 8 billion and growing; you are just a statistic.
In a universe of billions upon billions of stars, planets, solar systems, galaxies and black holes, separated by a billions of light years, expanding out into uncharted space; you are just a speck on a speck.
How could your life possibly matter, make a difference, be counted, and have a significant impact on the lives of others?
The Christian traditional may have an answer.
Everything you do matters to God. Every word you say, every action you take, every thought you think, has significance to the One who made you. Not because God is overly concern with you following the rules, but because your actions are evidence of your character. For the God of the Bible, its all about character. Who you are versus what you do. Why? Because what you do demonstrates who you are. Did you catch that? Actions are important, but only in regards to character.
However, as you can see, mattering comes with a price tag. When you matter, the good you do is good, but the bad you do is bad, and God will keep you accountable for both. And this is where people start lose interest in the whole mattering thing. They don’t like the price tag.
So what do you do with the paradox? Matter and be held accountable for your actions. Or suffer the pain of insignificance and have total freedom. Which do you prefer and why?