I read about an event that I wasn’t able to attend. One of the attendees wrote about his experiences and stated that “everyone who matters” was there. I also read that some attendees were “find human beings”.
It isn’t hard to figure out who matters. All we need to do is read the news. The men who run things matter. They head up the government and everything else. People with money matter too.
The rest of us are supporting cast and we are interchangeable. Collectively we matter but as individuals not so much. We lead unremarkable lives.
Most of us matter to at least someone. Maybe even to a few someones but that isn’t the same as being a person who matters.