|The next time you're feeling... well, a bit unimportant in the general scheme of things, you might stop to think about this little mathematical reality…
... based on the fact that it took two people, your parents, to get you here on Earth.
Each of your parents has two parents,
so in the generation just prior to that of your mother & father,
there were four people whose pairing and sharing of love contributed to your existence.
You're the product of 8 great-grandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents,
32 great-great-great-grandparents, and so on. Keep multiplying by two.
If you figure an average of 25 years between each generation, you'll discover that just 500 years ago,
there were 1,048,576 people on this planet who were beginning the production of...you.
With such an enormous investment in the creation of you, isn't it appropriate for you to justify such heroic efforts by making the most of your opportunities? We don't refer to what you're going to do someday, rather, what efforts you invest on this very day to do one, maybe more than one thing, better than you did yesterday.
When you understand more than superficially that you are mathematically one in a million, you'll realize how important you really are; how important your today's efforts are in the short and long run. You tell me, and all of us. Better yet, tell the most important face you'll ever see in any mirror; one in a million.
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