How are you doing today? I hope that you are doing well and if not, I hope this note serves as a little pick-me-up during your day.
I’m not sure about you but I never really stop and take time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a species. I mean we live in such a different world than when our species first evolved or if you don’t believe in that, a different world than a few hundred years ago. It’s just that our species has progressed (depending on your view) so much that its mind-boggling.
Think about it. Just a hundred years ago or further, few people travelled more than a few hundred kilometers from where they were born. Few people left their countries of birth. Today, one can just hop in a plane and go from one side of the world to another in mere hours. Even when it comes to the number of people one meets in their lifetime, we’re lucky. Hundreds of years ago, chances were you wouldn’t meet more than about a hundred people over your lifetime. Today, we can meet than many people in hours using social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And we can keep in touch with people all around the world.
So maybe not all of us have all of these luxuries but those of us in the developed world are extremely fortunate. We have come quite far as a species. I suppose congratulations are in order. So congrats humans!
Your friendly picker upper