Focus on mankind, as a species we are always mindlessly buzzing around in our vehicles, too busy scrolling down on an iPhone, ignoring the world around us in favor of the same thing that’s been said in our news feeds countless times.
Humans live their lives with a mighty righteous feeling, as if they deserve all their wishes, desires, needs, and wants simply because of an imaginary birth right. Many people live with a certain sense of superiority to the world around them, living oblivious to the fact we are small.
We are minuscule in the complete entirety of the word and the world. We’re made up of about 50 trillion cells, with trillions of organisms good and bad living inside of us.
There are about 58,800 identified vertebrates, including 29,300 fish, 5,743 amphibians, 8,240 reptiles, 9,800 birds, and we are just one species of 5,416 known mammals and there are certainly more to be uncovered.
We also share our planet with 950,000 species of insects, 70,000 mollusks, 40,000 crustaceans, and 130,200 other invertebrates. With scientist estimating millions more unidentified species, oh and don’t forget about the 300,000 known plant species.
Still feeling like a big strong world conquering human?
There are over 300,000,000,000 stars in the Milky Way alone, there are more than 100,000,000,000 galaxies in our universe, and we have no idea how many universes or multiverse are out there. That’s a lot of stars.
Speaking of stars, the star nearest to us, Proxima Centauri, is over 4 light years away from us, keep in mind one light year is 10,000,000,000,000 kilometers, while the earth is only 12,756 kilometers when measured round the equator.
Our galaxy alone has a diameter of 100,000 light years (and that’s just of an average size), the observable universe is about 14,000,000,000 light years across, also remember the universe is constantly expanding, and that there could be multiple universes waiting to be explored.
There could be billions upon billions of planets in our universe, containing other forms of intelligent life, the possibilities of the world are limitless, when you look into the sky it truly is never ending.
So we really are about as small as it can get. Our planet seems so large and unimaginable to us, while the Sun can fit 1,300,000 Earths inside of it. Also take for example the red giant Betelgeuse has a radius 936 times the radius of the Sun.
The world we live in is amazing and awe inspiring, don’t miss its infinite beauty.
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