Numerical disparities

There’s a divide in numbers that we don’t often think about. For instance, the distance between one million and one billion.

One million seconds is 11 days. That’s not too bad. Three-fourths of a month, and you’ve covered one million seconds.

How much do you think a billion seconds is?

Go on, take a guess.

It’s 31 years. When we only have a vague understanding – the words, but not the concept – than we miss the context of what is being talked about.

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