A couple of zeroes

There are something like 200,000,000,000 galaxies in the universe. The universe is 13,700,000,000 years old. Even in our little solar system (surrounding one of the 200,000,000,000-400,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy), the nearest planet to Earth (Venus) is 25,700,000 miles away.

In 100 years I’ll be dead and so will you. In 1,000 years the houses we live in will be dust and books and gadgets we hold dear will have wasted away. In 7,500,000,000 years the Earth will crash into the Sun and that will be that.

You know what? It doesn’t matter.

Not because we’re tiny beings who will be gone in a cosmic instant, blah blah blahzzzzz.

It doesn’t matter because most of those numbers are so huge that they’re meaningless. Add or subtract a couple if zeroes and no-one’s going to notice.

So what matters – the only thing that can matter – is what’s happening right here, right now.


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Author: toddmgreen

I really like making internet projects. I work on apps, games and websites at a TV company. I write stuff, make stuff, and accidentally break stuff. You should probably follow me on Twitter - @toddmgreen.

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