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Chill out. You're on a floating rock in space.

You’re on a rock floating in space. You’re  ~92 million miles away from the sun. The sun is 109 times larger than the earth. The largest known star in the universe is VY Canis Majoris. It’s 49,000 light years from the earth. It’s thought to be 500,000 times bigger than our sun. Think about that. We’re immensely tiny. We’re NOTHING compared to a lot of things. So just about everything you can do doesn’t really make a difference. If all the countries in the world decided to launch nuclear missiles at each other and destroy the world, would that really be that big compared to what’s going on elsewhere in the universe? Not really.

We humans think we’re so advanced when in reality we’ve been around for a really short amount of time and only begun developing things like computers in the last couple decades. We can’t send people out in space for too long because their bone mass will deteriorate too quickly. Our biggest milestone was landing on our moon. If you were to compare us exploring our world to having a baby…well the baby hasn’t been conceived yet. We’re young. We stress out about so many minute things and forget about the bigger picture. One of my favorite quotes comes from Richard Dawkins and it goes 

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia.

Got that? You. Sitting right there. There could be a million people in your place right now. But they’ll never be there because they’ll never be born. But you’re right there. What are you doing to justify being the one that was born? 

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