Seven billion plus one

08 Aug

seven billion

That’s the estimated number of people on earth at the moment, seven billion. That’s a big number.

Seven billion of anything, is still a big thing, if it were seven billion grain of sand, drop of water, or even seven billion stranger.

So we cannot argue with the fact that it’s a big number of people out there. Do we know them all? No we don’t, we know but a fraction of that number. I’ve read once that at any given time we can keep contact with up to 250 people at one go.

and that’s at a first degree. We affect their lives as well as they affect ours. But then again, 250 person are nothing compared to the seven billion figure. After all satoro said it best

“ Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

there’s an ocean of drops(people) that co-exist. We are born, we live, we give birth, we die. ‘ that’s the circle of life.

Indeed it is, but what makes it all worth living?

Through out my life ive learned to live  upon one assumption, and that is that there’s seven billion people in the world, I don’t know them all, so if some of those 250 drifted away for one reason or another, it’s not a big deal… after all whats seven  billion plus one ? that’s still a seven billion number. I know it’s harsh, but yet again having people ripped out of your life by death, relocating or any reason that we experience as human beings is a harsh thing. One day all is well, the other you have to go through life with a minus one. So a good way to deal with it, is to implement what a smart tutor once taught me as a kid. dissect every big problem to small little steps and all can be solved with no effort.

So you see, loosing a person is a big thing, but adding one to a 7 billion number isn’t such a big deal. I guess it depends on how u look at it .

In some cases, if you lose 1 $ out of 1000 similar dollars. It’s not a big deal. But if u loose 1 $ out of 250 000 L.L is a big thing because that 1 $ was special, it’s not as the other L.L based currency. it’s different!

But then again, one + seven billion is still a 7 billion number. They say every one  $ you have may not have an effect at the moment, but on the long run, that 1 $ has taught you something, sometimes it may be years before you realize what it had to teach you but still. It did actually change something in you, something deep inside.

We see that in nature everyday. You say wht would one  $ have as an effect on you! Well do you know  jeita grotto ? Do you know that it was molded into shape by drops of water, going at it constantly ONE drop at a time?

7 billion drops of water may have shaped that grotto to the way it is, but one little drop may have shaped it exactly to something that your eyes may like.

so it seems that  one drop of water in a big vast ocean is a big thing after all.

but then again, whats 7 billion plus one….


Posted by on 08/08/2011 in Thoughts


2 responses to “Seven billion plus one

  1. Ramzi Komati

    09/08/2011 at 10:40 AM

    I like the Jeita Grotto example you mentionned…

  2. Roland

    09/08/2011 at 10:52 AM

    glad you liked it 🙂


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