Numbers to remember each day

  • 14 billion
  • 4 billion
  • 70,000
  • 17,000
  • 2,000
  • 1492
  • 1776
  • 7.5 billion

These are numbers that rattle around in my head.

I think about some daily.

Meditating on these numbers helps me keep things in perspective and motivate me to be more bold.

In order, the numbers above represent the following:

  • Age of the universe
  • Age of earth
  • # of years ago all Homo Sapiens were known to live as a smallish tribe in East Africa before spreading and taking over the planet
  • Earliest signs of art created by Homo Sapiens in France at Lascaux
  • Approx distance from the death of Christ
  • Columbus new land voyage and America
  • America freed; rethinks what a country should be from scratch given lessons from history
  • Approximate number of humans alive today