Watch this guy blow a baby's mind by explaining the miracle of life.

Existence.

Oooooooooooh. Photo by European Southern Observatory/T. Preibisch.


What even is it?

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There are so many big, unanswerable questions.

Why are we here? What is my purpose in life? Will there be snacks? Did Carl bring them, or did he forget?

It is dizzying and terrifying to even attempt to comprehend.

But also, bizarrely amazing.

According to National Geographic's Jason Silva, the mere existence of this baby is an unbelievable, ridiculous miracle.

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Which he explains. Directly to the baby.

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He's so pumped, he goes on...


And on...

And the baby's like:


Which is ... basically how I would look too. Tbh.

Photo by Eric March/Upworthy.

Human life is a really strange, kind of amazing coincidence.

Think of all the stuff we could have been instead.

We could have been rocks.

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Or cabinets.

Photo by Tomwsulcer/Wikimedia Commons.

Or those little things on the ends of shoelaces.

Aglets! They're called aglets. Photo by Jonas Bergsten/Wikimedia Commons.

Instead, we get to be alive, aware beings. Which is awesome.

And this is why it's so weird that a lot of life gets treated pretty callously in the world. Life is amazing! If you think about it, it's basically impossible to look at any single human life and be like, "Yeah, whatever."

Syrian refugee children, and incredible human lives. Photo by Vladimir Simicek/Getty Images.

Whether they're refugees fleeing war in Syria, families still trying to put their lives back together 10 years after a natural disaster, or immigrants braving dangerous desert crossings to try and find a better life, we've got to step it up to make sure our fellow human people get treated with the respect for their individual lives that they deserve.

Because life is complicated and mysterious.

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It's the kind of thing people invent whole religions to try to explain. But at the end of the day, it's pretty beautiful.

It's a gift. A really, really weird gift.

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So go. Live your life!

And if you've got 54 seconds, do yourself a favor and watch this bizarrely inspiring video.

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