Like starlight, the effect of your actions take time to reach it’s destination.
When a star dies it explodes and the light lives on. The light echoes across the universe illuminating the dust and gas around the star which otherwise would not be visible.
Like a star your light lives on. What you do today, might not have it’s immediate reward or recognition. Good things take time, people who can work for something beautiful or take the easy road and choose for instant gratification.
Instant gratification such a quick chore for someone, revenge, recognition in an e-mail or eating that chocolate chip cookie, won’t matter tomorrow or the day after that.
What does matter in a month, a decade or a century from now are the echoes of your life. Of course, I don’t believe in moderation so I’m eating my chocolate chip cookies, however I also own stock in chocolate company.
I guess what I’m trying to say is:go explore, and spend your time on actions which matter in the long term. Don’t spend any brain things on stuff which doesn’t matter(a whole lot).