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How Many People Have Lived?

From today, going back to the time when the first human beings existed, how many people have already lived on Earth?

“According to the United Nations, world population reached 7 Billion on October 31, 2011…According to the most recent estimates, the human population of the world is expected to reach 8 billion people in the spring of 2024.” (http://www.worldometers.info). This is nine years from now.

How many people are born each day and how many pass away?  From prehistory/ancient history up to the present we call The Social Age.I wonder about each life, each mind, each heart that roamed around this home we call Earth. The richest, the greatest of minds, the most inspiring souls we have ever known.

I see how the fleeting glance of each moment pass by. And altogether creating the most meaningful and beautiful experience we call life.

Human life is very short compared to other creations or organisms.“Worldwide, the average life expectancy at birth was 71.0 years (68.5 years for males and 73.5 years for females) over the period 2010–2013 according to United Nations World Population Prospects 2012 Revision, or 70.7 years (68.2 years for males and 73.2 years for females) for 2009 according to The World Factbook.

Wishing each person living will be awakened to this fact and hopefully drives him to progress, to be better, but also to be kinder, be more human, and to seize each waking moment to be happy and loving to the people around him. Maybe then who needs violence? Who needs war?

 

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6 thoughts on “How Many People Have Lived?

  1. Kristine,
    Interesting post. Whether we like it or not no one is an island. All who enter this world will have an effect on another. Those ns a smaller circle and those on a world scale. That effect can be either positive or negative. All in keeping with the tug of war between good and evil. What determines that effect is our understanding of love. Am I one who seeks the best for me or the other person? Am I selfish or selfless. Life is a great gift which comes with a great responsibility. For even the good or the bad that we do in our own homes reverberates throughout the entire universe. God has tethered us all to each other and when one acts, all feel the tug.
    -Alan

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