Totally Improbable Or Totally Inevitable?

This is a great graphic about the probability of you being alive. I got it from an NPR article from today. Sometimes it’s good to contemplate your existence and that of those around you :)

You can click on the graphic to zoom, or see it big on the NPR website (click above link).

This article also reminds me of a quote I think of often by Bill Bryson from one of his books, I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away:

“Take a moment from time to time to remember that you are alive. I know this sounds a trifle obvious, but it is amazing how little time we take to remark upon this singular and gratifying fact. By the most astounding stroke of luck an infinitesimal portion of all the matter in the universe came together to create you and for the tiniest moment in the great span of eternity you have the incomparable privilege to exist.”



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