As he and as she,
As we all did,
Despite steroidal improbability
At 1:138 Googol
Are we the lucky ones?
Do the others know?
How is it that they live,
The mass rejected.
And that includes all of us, every human being, animal and plant living at this very moment.
So, doesn't it seem that just the mere fact we're all here, together, now, on this spinning blue sphere is enough for each of us to be thankful that we're privileged to even be here with each other? Even if it is only for the time it takes to. . .yeah, that fast!
So, doesn't it seem only reasonable that we should all be honored to be a part of such an exclusive group?
And shouldn't that mere fact - that we're all in this together against all probabilities - cause us to look at everyone and everything around us in wonderment?
You'd think so. But why isn't it so?
Maybe because people haven't considered the "Impossibility of You?" If they did things might be different, better.
Or is all this just navel gazing? For those who think that, maybe they simply haven't spent enough time exploring that little depression for their insignificance.
Even so, for the rest of us, those who would like to try to conceptualize just how lucky we are to be here, read on. I lifted the following from the source cited.
"Right now, you do exist, so the actual chance is 100%, but the predicted likelihood in the past of you being born would be essentially zero. In other words, your chance of existing is pretty much zilch, even if we were considering this possibility only a short 250 years ago.
If you go back 10 generations (250 years) the chance of you being born at all is at most 1 divided by 6 x 10100 or
1 in 60000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000000.
In gambling, even a chance of 1 to 100 is not worth a gamble.
Are you ever lucky to be alive!!
If you go back 1 million years or 40 000 generations (each generation is considered 25 years), your chance of being born is at most 1 in 1.8 x 10403167 or
18 with 403,166 zeros after the 1."
Want to read more?
Go to: http://members.shaw.ca/tfrisen/chances_of_you_existing.htm