We are human beings: intelligent and advanced. We have evolved incredibly as a species, physically and mentally. We have created vaccines that prolong life, constructed language and culture, walked on the moon that is thousands and thousands of miles away from Earth, climbed Mount Everest, taken flights all around the world, captured glimpses of our lives through photography, created the Internet that expanded our knowledge and made communication easier and much, much more.
On one side – we’re small. We are one species out of millions on the planet Earth itself not including the unknowns outside the Earth. There is an abundant amount that we have yet to discover directly. There could be something greater and the universe is too grand for us to deny it.
On the other side – we’re significant. Thus far, we are the only known advanced species. Out of all the possibilities in this universe, we are here, as human beings on Planet Earth, surviving, learning and progressing through our complex reasoning abilities and intelligence. We haven’t discovered the majority of this world, but from what we have discovered, there is a great deal we can infer. That is the beauty and power of our mind.
Here is a little perspective.
The Observable Universe
Within the observable Universe there are an estimated 170 billion Galaxies
And within the observable Universe there are 10 million Superclusters
Within the Superclusters there is the Laniakea Supercluster
Within the Laniakea Supercluster there are 100,000 Galaxies
And within the Laniakea Supercluster there is the Virgo Supercluster
Within the Virgo Supercluster there are around 100 Galaxy Groups
Within the Galaxy Groups there is the Local Group
Within the Local Group there are 54 estimated Galaxies
Within the 54 Galaxies there is the Milky Way Galaxy
Within the Milky Way Galaxy there are several billion planets
And within the Milky Way Galaxy there is one Solar System
Within the Solar System there are eight Planets
And within the Solar System there is Earth
Within Earth there are 7.4 billion People
And within the 7.4 billion People there is one. You.
Why we are incredibly small, yet incredibly significant.
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