Once I was traveling, and I had a connecting flight in Paris. As I was waiting at my gate, a man sat next to me, I took a sneaky glace to see who it was… turns out to be my french professor! I hadn’t seen him in a while so we caught up a bit. He refused to let me speak in English(of course), so I could make use of my French speaking skills(which are quite average). Has something like this happened to you before? They make me think, “Wow, what are the chances?! It is a small world after all.”
Before you change your mind about the size of Earth, here is a tweet that spoke to me, while writing this post.
I find this tweet mind blowing. The universe consumes us. At times Earth might seem small, but we are minute compared to the Countless objects that exist just beyond the atmosphere that protects us.
It may just be ironic that I ran into my French professor at the Charles De Gaul Airport. The odds of that happening are 1/population of all humans on Earth. You’re more likely to get struck by lightning. The fact that it happened, when the chance is so slim, makes me wonder about what else is in outer space.
There is so much we don’t know about the universe, majority of which we won’t understand during our lifetime. Everything we have learned on Earth could be trumped (no ridiculous pun intended) by new discoveries of other instances of solar systems, planets, and life. This is why we shouldn’t take our lives for granted.
Don’t be consumed by money, power, or work. Those are just a means to an end. Having a balance between different aspects of life is key to enjoying life. Who knows, maybe one day, life may change as we know it. We know nothing compared to what is really out there. So enjoy what Earth offers for what it is, no matter the details. Respect and cherish it. You have free will, and the ability decide what to do with your life. I say, make life adventurous.