The purpose of life is right in front of us: It’s to create a reality we want to inhabit — to reach towards the better end of our conscious experience. At each moment, in every second of life, we are given a choice about how we want to conduct ourselves in this world, and though it might not always seem like it, each of these choices are of consequence. They each interact with culture to give it a new form; a form that we are responsible for creating by either doing what is right or doing what is wrong in that specific moment.
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
Think you're a bigshot? Got to speak at an Agudah Convention? At a Lakewood asifa? Got a plaque at the Siyum HaShas?
What percentage of the universe does earth take up?
, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
Anyway, let's just say that by universe you mean "the observable universe". The radius of this beast is 45.7 billion light years whereas earth only has a radius of 6.371 kilometres. Actually you don't even have to look that up, since wolframalpha already knows it.
Volume scales as radius cubed, so: =