If you’re alive then you’re already winning at life.

What an amazing thought…

“Every living thing is, from the cosmic perspective, incredibly lucky simply to be alive.

Most – 90 percent and more – of all the organisms that have ever lived have died without viable offspring, but not a single one of your ancestors, going back to the dawn of life on Earth, suffered that normal misfortune.

You spring from an unbroken line of winners going back millions of generations, and those winners were, in every generation, the luckiest of the lucky, one out of a thousand or even a million.

So however unlucky you may be on some occasion today, your presence on the planet testifies to the role luck has played in your past”.

Source: Daniel Dennett.

Do you realize how special you are?

According to natural selection, you are perfect just the way you are, that’s how you’ve made it here.

If we believe this premise, it follows that our role in life is to live this perfection – not by being perfect – but by shining as the unique individuals that we are.