There are 100 billion galaxies in the universe… observable with current telescope technology.
The closest galaxy, Andromeda, is 2.5 million light-years away from ours
1 Light Year = 9,461,000,000,000 kilometers (earth circumference at equator = 40,075 km)
There are an estimated 700 billion trillion (7 x 10^22) stars making up those galaxies… each with astronomical distance between them.
Our Sun, an average sized star, is one of an estimated 100 billion stars that make up our home galaxy – the milky way
The earth is one tiny rock orbiting an average sized star… which again is 1 of (7 x 10^22) stars of 100 billion galaxies.
The universe is 14 billion years old
The earth is 4.5 billion years old
The earliest simple life appearing @ ~4.0 billion years
The earliest multi-cellular life @ ~3.2 billion years
The first homo-sapien humans @ ~200 thousand years
The industrial revolution was realized within the 150 years
The internet only happened within the last few decades
98% of mass in the observable universe is dark – invisible & intangible; filling in the space between atoms and celestial bodies.
Only 2% of mass makes up all of the stars, planets, orbitals and everything we know as earth.
Your body would have been the most infinitesimal slab of mass in the entire universe, except that you were blessed with a conscience.
You are aware of your place in the universe and your place in time.
You have the power to imagine and create.
Of all the mass in the cosmos… you’ve won a lottery with infinity to one odds against.
Evolution has only preserved the strongest genes since the dawn of life.
All of your ancestors… going as far back as microbial ocean-slime… were, in sequence, the strongest and most fit of their generation.
You’ve survived impossible evolutionary odds that cannot be quantified.
You represent the greatest development of evolutionary fitness that has ever existed.
And after all that… you grew up in a first-world country.
While half of the world lives on less than $2.50 per day and 80% lives on less that $10 per day… you are eating three fat meals and taking SUV trips to the mall to buy gadgets and shoes.
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century without the ability to read a book or sign their names.
Over a billion don’t have access to clean water.
Over a billion live with no electricity.
Were you born white?
Do you have above average intelligence?
Were your parents upper-middle class?
Can’t you see that you’ve already won the game…
Are you not grateful?
You have everything… except a Ferrari.
What the FUCK are you going to do with it?