Inspirational Speech – Richard Dawkins "We Are Going To Die"

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This is one of the most inspirational speeches I have ever heard in my life. I am sure that it will make you think deep enough to reconsider a few things in your own life.

WE ARE GOING TO DIE…. and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats and scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA massively outnumbers the set of actual people. And in these stupefying odds, is you and I in our ordinariness that are here. We privileged few won the lottery of birth against all odds. How dare we wine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred.

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