The size of the observable universe is around 10 ^ 27 metres.
The size of an atom is around 10 ^ -11 metres.
This means we are roughly TEN MILLION BILLION TIMES CLOSER TO THE S
In other words, our lives, our relationships, our cities, our empires, our solar system... may as well be minor quantum ripples in the electron shell of a Helium atom.
The point is both to remind us to be humble, and also to make us reasses our self-importance: given that objectively we may as well be fucking atoms, maybe some respect should be given to smaller objects than ourselves - in particular, maybe it would be a good idea not to assume (as most of us do, no matter what we preach) that bacteria, molecules, atoms, quarks and gluons etc do not have consciousnesses.