I sit and think about this statistic as I’m writing these very words and can’t help but smile at the absurdity of it all.
It’s easy to forget, because we want to forget, how insignificant our lives are relative to other human beings, in the vastness of the unexplored universe.
That brings me to a Carl Sagan quote: “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
A blog post by Sacha Chua describes a problem many of said bloggers (and just busy people) suffer, and that is a lack of real social connections. The problem is that when you have a couple thousand friends on Facebook and a couple thousand followers on Twitter, it’s easy to convince yourself that you are somehow “connected”. I believe that you only need one or two connections, one or two real friends, everything else is just doodles in the margins. I write about friendship enough, and won’t expand on it today, but if you take anything away from reading these words (the two of you that are drunk and bored enough to read this), remember that your life and my life is meaningless. There is no bigger picture. All we can do is enjoy the little victories of conquering the challenges that life puts before us. It may sound dark, but it’s not. We love, we create, we overcome.