What do we really know about our host?
Recently I have found myself increasingly thinking about our planet, our host. Wondering how long before we truly realise the privilege of being guests. Hoping it won’t only be once its too late (Mad Max comes to mind).
Black Friday has once again just made me reflect on how little concern the majority of humanity seem to have for the things we receive freely. The air we breath, the planet we live on, the ability to love, our own amazing bodies that far exceed any super computer on sale today.
What would we do if we got “kicked out”, if our host simply refused to tolerate our disrespect any longer? I don’t believe we are that far away from this becoming a reality given the latest CO2 emission reports and I wanted to share a couple of amazing facts about our home. Just as a reminder of how incredibly fortunate we are to spend time on this planet.
We are filled with the capacity to change things, to craft a new future for ourselves and those we leave behind if only we could get our attention of the “things” for a moment and return to the present, the only place that truly matters.
- The majority of Earth’s fresh water is locked up in Antartica.
- You may feel like you standing still, but you are actually moving, fast. Depending on where you are on the globe, you could be spinning through space at just over 1,000 miles per hour.
- Earth is moving around the sun at 67,000 miles (107,826km) per hour. How we stay on is in itself a miracle.
- Earth is about 4.54 billion years old (and no “botox” required).
- There are about 6,000 lightening flashes around the earth every minute.
- 70 % of Earths surface is covered by oceans (ok you knew this) yet humans have only explored circ. 5 % (bet you didn’t know this).
- One million earths could fit inside our sun (considered a dwarf star).
- Earth is currently the only planet that is able to sustain life (your life).
- The oceans of the world contain approximately 20 million tons of gold.
- The largest living structure in the world is the Great Barrier reef and it is the only living structure that can be seen from space.
The above is a very limited list. I however trust that you found yourself in awe of our home even if just for a second.
What would you pay to visit?
You of course, are even more incredible (more about that in a future blog) but trust me, you are worth more than anything you may have bought today.
What would you trade for in the open market, are you trading yourself at a discount?