9/23/18 We Are Lucky Bastards To Be Here

This life is a gift. The mathematical probability of us being here is so small, our existence is an absolute miracle. Generations and generations of seemingly random chance have led to this moment. From the very beginning of the universe, 13.8 billion years ago, everything has happened in just the exact way to allow for us to exist. The dinosaurs becoming extinct was a necessary evil for us to become the dominant species on the planet. Imagine if your parents never met or decided to not have children or waited an extra month before conceiving you, you wouldn’t be here. Maybe it was raining and your parents decided to stay inside instead of goin to the party they met at.

If you believe in fate, then everything that has happened and will happen is not determined by random chance, but instead programmed and planned. This is definitely a possibility. We are not advanced enough technologically to figure out the answer to this question. I like to believe in random chance and unpredictability and free will. It’s more fun to think this way, even if it’s incorrect.

Either way, our perception of the world has an impact on our brain chemistry, which in turn impacts our biology, which determines our physical actions in space. If we choose to live life with a positive mindset, a whole world of possibilities can exist. The future is determined by our actions in the present moment. We can use the past as a guide, but shouldn’t look too closely at it, because our memories of the past are skewed.

If we’re ever feeling down, we just need to remember how lucky we truly are. Sure, there are bad things going on in the world and some bad things have happened in our own lives, but we can’t let that stop us from having fun and kicking some ass. Future technology is going to drastically improve our lives. We may be able to reverse global warming, prevent cancer, disease, and aging.

We don’t necessarily have to be happy all the time. I am definitely not a bucket of sunshine every day. Even on bad days, we can still be grateful that we are here. Any day above ground is a good day. All the pain and suffering in the world is still better than feeling nothing as a lifeless corpse being eroded and devoured by insects as we decompose in the earth.

Act alive and enjoy the time we have. We ain’t dead yet!

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