Time and Tide waits for none. It’s gonna run and we are also gonna run with it. At last, if we think about it, is our life that simple and short?

From nothing. It all began from nothing, 13.7 billion years ago. That’s when a massive explosion happened – The Big Bang.

NASA/WMAP Science Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

According to a World Health Organization’s study in 2019, the average lifespan of Humans is 73.4 years.

13.7 Billion years… 73.4 years… Yeah it’s small when compared, but how small?

Okay. Let’s take it this way. Imagine that the Universe was born on today’s date last year, say today is the Universe’s First Birth anniversary. Our Milky Way galaxy was formed 3 days after the birth of the Universe. The Sun, The Earth and the moon were born just 4 months ago. But they were a bit warm, some 1000 degrees Celsius. The Oldest known dinosaur to mankind, Nyasasaurus parringtoni, existed just a week ago. Dinosaurs became extinct the day before yesterday. The modern human, homo sapiens started walking on this planet 15 minutes ago. The discovery of electricity, the invention of bulb, The Industrial Revolution and World Wars – everything happened within a second.

Relative in comparison with 2022.

If we look in that perspective, our lifespan is just 0.16895 second. A timespan spans less than three flaps of a butterfly’s wings. And it’s also not a constant value. Some people have a higher span and some people have lower. That’s how short our lives are when compared to the ever expanding Universe. A short and sweet journey indeed. War and Peace.

*this article is based on the data comparison in 2022

References

The Day of Big Bang

Birth of the Milky Way Galaxy

Birth of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon.  

Oldest known Dinosaur 

Extinction of Dinosaurs 

Evolution into Homo sapiens 

The Key Experiment

The Invention of Electric Bulb

The Average Life Span of Human 

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