The Cosmic Calendar

Source: (National Geographic)

The Cosmic Calendar is created by shrinking the life span of the entire universe down into the length of the Gregorian Calendar. In this time, a human life is less than a second long and modern humans have been around for about two minutes (The Cosmic Perspective). When I think about this, it is almost relieving because I realize that nothing about human life could truly matter in the scope of the entire universe. Nothing that I am worried about from day to day could be as important as I think. It also helps me have a different perspective on issues some people would consider pressing. I like to call this the liberation of infinitude.

One thought on “The Cosmic Calendar

  1. The “liberation of infinitude!” I love that phrase. Sounds like a great title for a future article that you can write for the Scientific American!

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