You may feel a little smaller after this
There are a huge amount of illnesses that aren’t curable or even treatable. We have this idea that we go to a doctor, they find out what’s wrong with us and then fix us.
There are many illnesses that make doctors throw up their hands because they don’t even know what is causing us to be unwell, and people are often ill for years, or life. (JosephStash)
I worked with a guy who was doing HazMat at the Twin Towers after they collapsed, he was in charge of trying to figure out exactly what chemicals everyone was being exposed to (the list was mind-blowing with all the chemicals/compounds, like he figured out there was something like 5,000 gallons of liquid white-out).
Anyway, he said one of the hardest things for him (and people in his group) was trying to get the first responders to put on breathing protection but none of them really did. (desertsail912)
A Blip on the Radar
We are alive at what the overwhelmingly vast majority of the universe will know as the “extremely distant past” – 13 billion years into something that could very well make a trillion years look like the blink of an eye. If the Universe was a download, it would be another 80 billion years before we get to 1% of the amount of time it takes a very small star to go through its hydrogen.
Yep. You and I are alive at the beginning. Not the middle, not the end. We are the bacteria. (Wisdom_from_the_Ages)