The Lucky Ones.

He knows it.

He knows it.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In Good Faith.”

I can’t tell you the first time I’ve considered this notion. I’ve considered it my entire life. I’ve already explained what I believe in (visit “We Are Axioms.”). Thus, let me instead give you a quote from Richard Dawkins to ponder:

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains in Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of theses stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”

I just love this so much, I’m grinning like a fool. This is a recent quote that I happened to stop upon, took a picture of and then of course as serendipity would allow, WordPress prompt came about for a chance to share it.

Like I said, I quite believe in fate.



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