In the grand cosmic scale, the day you’re born isn’t special. In fact, it’s pretty insignificant.

If the entire age of the known universe was condensed into a standard Gregorian calendar (the calendar that we generally use today), just one second of this condensed cosmic year would hold approximately 438 real years within it.

So, everyone you’ve ever known and met, everyone you’ve loved, hated, admired, and looked up to, and everyone you’ll meet in the near future, has lived and died much within this very second of the cosmos.… » click to continue reading “The Undeniable Insignificance of Birthdays”