Seven billion wonders

A friend and I were walking down a Paris street yesterday, looking at all the people, when my friend expressed a sense of wonder at all the unique minds. And of course my friend was right.

Each person’s mind is an entire world unto itself. As far as we can know for sure, each of those minds is as complex and wonderful a thing as we have yet discovered in nature.

We tend to take this for granted. With seven billion people in the world — many of them living in very difficult circumstances — we can forget that each of those individuals is a vast universe of thoughts, memories, perceptions transformed into ideas.

Familiarity can sometimes breed contempt, but just a little reflection can bring us back to the deeper truth: That each individual human mind is a marvel, a true wonder of the Universe.

3 Responses to “Seven billion wonders”

  1. sharon says:

    I often wish there was a “like” button for your blog, for those times (like today) when I don’t have any amusing or insightful comment to make on the topic but I’d like you to know that I read your post and it brightened my day. I guess this is evidence of how I’ve been corrupted by Facebook. I don’t know.

    Anyway, :)

  2. admin says:

    I’m glad you like it — even if you can’t “like” it. :-)

  3. Stephane says:

    Hello from France ! You’re website is very nice ! I love it !

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