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Old 04-27-2016, 09:50 PM
 
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My existence is here and now. What's the odds of that? I can't believe it! I've finally won something.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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n divided by zero.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:51 AM
 
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Out of a few million sperm, anyone that is alive today essentially won the lottery at birth.


Yet few realize that.


Then one day at a time that cannot be predicted, it all ends and what lay beyond is not known.


And that, is part of the magic and beauty of life.


Our time here is finite and that is where the value of it resides.


Embrace it.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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My existence is here and now. What's the odds of that? I can't believe it! I've finally won something.
won what? you were going to be here at the moment of the big bang.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:53 AM
 
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won what? you were going to be here at the moment of the big bang.
So if there are multiple universes then I'm not done yet. That's great news! Always suspected that awareness, consciousness was infinite. Just hope there's pecan pie at the next stop.
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:20 PM
 
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So if there are multiple universes then I'm not done yet. That's great news! Always suspected that awareness, consciousness was infinite. Just hope there's pecan pie at the next stop.
Maybe.

we are conscious and we don't have anything the universe does not have more of. well, unless someone can show me one. this aint rocket science.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:29 PM
 
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There's more people on earth now than at any other time in history. You are alive in the most likely time to be alive
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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My existence is here and now. What's the odds of that? I can't believe it! I've finally won something.
Yep...are you enjoying your life????hope so.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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Indeed, we are walking miracles.
The fact that there are so many doesn't negate the miraculous nature.
Our earth is really amazing too - how it's just the right position, and if things were only slightly off, no life could be.

But it's kind of sad too.
I was explaining sex to one of my kids and he was sad for all of the sperm that didn't make it.
How many planets don't exist, so ours can?
I wonder why so many must die for one to live - why, from a spiritual perspective.
I realize biologically, "survival of the fittest."

Life is not fair, no matter how much that upsets anyone - it's just reality.
They say that about half of the world's wealth is owned by 1% of the population.
Many waste so much, while almost 1,000,000,000 (1/7 of world's population) is "chronically hungry" according to W.H.O.
I can't help but think, to whom much is given, much is required. The fact that many of us can read and write and have internet access implies we've been given a lot - more than most.
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Old 06-12-2016, 05:57 PM
 
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My existence is here and now. What's the odds of that? I can't believe it! I've finally won something.
Castigate or laud your parents, as is your want.
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