As of October 31st, the official count of humans on the planet is over 7 billion. That is a lot of people, no matter how you cut it. If you click the previous link, you can see what the population was during the year you were born. There were less than 3 billion the year I was born. 2 billion in 1922. It is pretty incredible thinking that the planets population has over doubled during my lifetime.
I ride bikes pretty quickly sometimes. But, I’m not under any illusion that I’m that special/unique of a person. I’ve often said, that if every human on this planet trained to ride/race bicycles, I wouldn’t be in the top 100 million. That is a fact for sure.
So next time you think you’re so special, remember that there are 6,999,999,999 more people on the planet and a bunch of them out there possess some pretty unbelievable talents, but they just don’t have the opportunities, that we have, to expand upon them.
We won the lottery being born into a First World country, with opportunities galore. Let’s remember that when we make decisions that affect the less fortunate.
I’m heading up to LA for the Nike Nosco benefit ride for Ronette Espinoza on Thursday. Click here if you’re interesting in donating.