It is estimated that our planet reached a population of 7.5 billion people in April 2017. It is easy to feel insignificant in the face of such an unimaginable number of people. However, it may not be an accurate perception.
It is estimated that one person interacts with about 80,000 people in their lifetime. Now if we suppose that on average those 80,000 people interact with 40,000 people after we have interacted with them, then we are potentially one person away from 3,200,000,000 people. Almost half of the entire global population! Two people away from the earth’s population in it’s entirety!
It is easy to consider individuals of celebrity or infamy to be of great influence since they obviously have a direct and great impact on many but it seems we may have a similar if less obvious responsibility. Convenient or not YOU MATTER.