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0.0000005 is roughly the time since the "out of Africa" migration of homo sapiens, divided by the time since the big bang. Just this tiny fraction of the life of our universe ago, there were less humans on this planet than there are chimpanzees living on it today. Furthermore, research shows that all of us, no matter of which race, nationality or faith, are the descendants of a single human family. It should make all of us wonder about some of our deepest convictions. Are we really so different than one another? It took the universe 13.8 billion years to create intelligent life on earth. It took us 0.0000005 of this time to learn to be hateful and indifferent. Isn't that so stupid? I mean think about all the things that we value so much as differentiating us. Gender, skin color, nationality, belief systems, socioeconomic status. They are all just a result of the random noise at the edge of a 13.8 billion years long process. Isn't it just stupid that we invest so much of our mind power in trying to make sense of this noise instead of wrapping our mind around the awesomeness of the entire process? All our religions, all our addictions to short term and shallow solutions, they come from lack of perspective, from the fear that comes with measuring everything in the magnitude of a single lifetime. We are born, we live, we die, and first we think this is all we have and then we can't bare this thought. But it's just not true. We are part of the universe. We are made of the stuff that was created in the big bang and are shaped by the process that was going ever since. It makes us great. It makes us part of the almighty. It is it, and not all the things we falsely think that are important.
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Well spoken. I do wonder why so many people seem to be more prone to look for those differences in one another rather than the similarities that bind us together. Like you said, we all live, think and die. All made up of the same stuff and are all in one way or another, fighting to be happy. In the grand scheme of things, we're really not all that different.
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