Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849), a writer and poet who is now pretty much forgotten was a revolutionary thinker; anti-establishment and an outspoken liberationist. He surely would have been a goth blogger if he were alive today. Here he succinctly debunked the self import of humanity and all we understand better than any other in these three lines:
INSIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORLD Why what's the world and time? a fleeting thought In the great meditating universe, A brief parenthesis in chaos.