What are the odds that you exist, as you, today?
Author Ali Binazir makes a beautiful attempt to quantify the probability of you existing with this beautiful infographic.
Have you ever considered the fact that the chances of you existing are almost zero? There are so many factors that go into your birth which makes your birth virtually impossible.
Your dad met your mother. But in truth, he could actually have met over 200,000 different women who were his potential suitors. Over the last 20 years of your existence, he’s met over 10,000 women. (The same applies for your mom).
What are the odds of him choosing your mom instead of any other woman? And what are the odds of the two of them staying in a relationship long enough to have kids?
Well… the odds of your parents meeting and successfully giving birth to kids are 1 in 20,000.
How did the 1 egg from your mom meet the 1 sperm from your dad (the one containing your DNA) and not your brother’s?
Out of the 4 trillion sperms your dad produces and the 100,000 eggs your mom has during her lifetime, how is it that the sperm containing you was successfully fertilized instead of another sperm?
The odds of that happening is a 1 in 400 quadrillion… which is a near impossibility.
Your birth was an event that almost impossible. But yet, you were yet born hale and hearty. And therefore, you’re a miracle – a miracle like no other.
Appreciate your life and start living it out to the fullest from now on.
What Are The Odds Infographic