Humankind evolves rapidly in today’s world and many people feel that they are here to change the world.

If you are familiar with the Mayan culture, you will know that the Mayans existed thousands of years ago, and yet predicted many future events accurately.

A crucial tool for these predictions was their calendar, which ended in 2012. Because of this, many people believed that in the year 2012 the world would end. Since of course, that did not happen, there has emerged a shift in New Age theories – 2012 did not mark the end of humanity, but a new beginning in human evolution.

We are now more than ever becoming innately aware of our desire to help others and, as cliché as it sounds, to use our individuality to change the world.

Here are 20 tell-tale signs that indicate you are one of those who are destined to do so.

1. You may have experienced a life-changing event in your life, which you now wish to channel and use to help others.

2. You feel a natural pull when it comes to helping others. It could be for anything – healing, connecting, succeeding, etc.

3. You often have ideas or visions that you feel might make the world a better, more beautiful place.

4. You may even daydream or night dream about healing and fixing any kind of damage.

5. You possess a high level of talent and creativity – this could be in the visual arts, poetry, music or art of any kind.

6. You sense that something is out of alignment with the world, and you want to contribute to the solution.

7. You may have had a difficult life growing up and did not have a stable family environment

8. You are deeply empathetic towards others’ feelings.

9. Because of your empathy, you are extremely sensitive and can result in the deterioration of your health – anxiety, depression and addictions are common side effects.

10. Oftentimes, you find yourself physically ill with fluctuating symptoms.

11. You absolutely love animals.

12. Another sign that you are here to change the world is that you have an intense desire to end suffering for all living creatures – humans, plants and animals alike.

13. You pursue success in a chosen field not only for personal benefit but also in preparation for your world-changing.

14. You feel isolated or lonely in the sense that you feel inherently different from those around you.

15. You feel an alluring connection with natural environments – the mountains, forests or sea for example.

16. Being surrounded by greenery and flowers makes your heart sing. You love gardening and watching things grow.

17. Major religions do not appeal to you; yet, you feel strong spiritual purpose and meaning.

18. You can feel a deep connection with certain places, cultures and languages.

19. You feel a desire to understand people who have mental illness and intellectual disabilities and may even have a disabled loved one.

20. Alone time is very appealing to you. You often feel drained from social contact and need peaceful solitude to recharge.

When I was young, I wanted to change the world. Now, I'm trying my best to not let the world change me.

When I was young, I wanted to change the world. Now, I’m trying my best to not let the world change me.

-Unknown

Did any of these signs ring true for you? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

Christina Lawson, B.A.

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    Valerie Peterson

    I apply to all of the above. I am going to college to be a Psychotherapist because I want to help the mentally ill. I myself am mentally ill. I always felt like I was meant to do something important. I feel I can do this as a therapist. I am very spiritual but do not support modern Christianity. Thank you for the good read.

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    Sherry

    Almost everything on the list Fits me and my lif What do we do now and how can I get around others like me?e

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    Cristina Garcia

    I apply to all of them! I always felt different growing up but I am just realizing that I need to change something important now. I don’t know where to start but I do what I can to help those around me with their feelings. I am a cancer survivor and I have realized that anything is possible!

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    Lady C

    Most if the above applies. ESPECIALLY with regards to religion and being around nature. Empathy is something ive always had and thought so did everyone else. Until I realized that was not the case. Anyway good read. O I’m re training to become a physio therapist. To hopefully work at the new rehab centre being built in the Midlands. Designed to help rehabilitate military personnel wounded in action.

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    Michael

    Thank you for your insightful post. I graduated with an MSW in May at the age of 54. I want to empower people with the strengths they already own. May all that read this post be surrounded by the ultimate forces of good will for all living things!

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    Paul

    Pretty much all bang on for me – i don’t know what to do about it though and most of it causes great stress for me.
    Thank you for a great post though – very interesting 🙂

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    gaby

    💯but i still don’t know how.

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    Rosemary

    Yes. But I’m still trying to figure out what that purpose is. I’ve been raising kids for 20 years with 6 more years to go. Still don’t know what I wanna be when I grow up but healing and food will probably be a part of it.

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    Achmad Hidayat

    I always wish that I can afford to buy a new house or apartment, Living alone where noone can disturb me, I want to burry all pain from past. Some point above are true for sure, but I haven’t any intense to change the world yet.

    Thank you. I enjoy reading your article 🙂

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    Terry

    All true except the part about feeling important. I’m less than nothing and feel completely unworthy. What changes can be brought?

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    Bahtiar Rahmaddin

    Completely, totally and…
    When I was 4 years old I was raped, growing as homosexual person in moslem country, I ran to a big city and living on the street and end up in prostitution. My dream to study till university became real in 2000 with economic degree. I ran to the west looking for freedom, cause my family forced me to married a girl, but unfortunately I cough up in a prison of addiction, AIDS and cancer and I fight all these obstacles and now, I can say with all of loving, kindness, compassion and generosity in my heart that I am a SURVIVOR. It sounds like a movie and I put all this story by writing a book as therapy for myself and hoping soon will be published. I know from the beginning that one day I will help people with these problems and this is the reason I left my job as pharmacies assistant to study Counseling and Coaching and now, I am doing a job training in one big humanity foundation as a coach. I want to be a good Counselor and Coach to help people and it feels like I am coming home to the serenity. This is what I meant to be! It wasn’t so bad after all, I found the meaning of my life become a good Counselor and Coach.

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    Marciano

    Hello,

    I am a young man who aspires to change the world. I want to fight against the world elite and bring them down. In order to this I must master every aspect of combat and master every aspect of science, math, history and biology. I would like to do these thinga in my life but it will be very time consuming doing this on my own. I am looking for someone who shares the same passion with me but who is alot more experienced with all these aspects. I need someone who can train me in these aspects and share me their wisdom. I realise there are not alot of people who will fit my standards to train me, but I mist not give up searching. For I need to change, before I can give the world a chance to change. If anyone thinks they can teach me and is willing to devote their lives together with me to change this world. You can contact me on email. [email protected]

    Thank you very much, and may your life be full of love and honour.

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    New Castle

    mm I think everyone who will read the article , will see themselves …. everyone wants to be special =)

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    philip t.makokha

    Comment…all r in me

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    pedro

    If I am awake, I know I am but, we must take it easy, always, because everything that is around us is awake do not forget that.

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    Nheil

    all of that signs are ringed to me. Im planning to have multiple professions in order to have more knowledge when i come up the time to change the world. Me, and everyone here like me should unite together to form a strong alliance for changing the world into better one. Guys, please pm me at my email or at my Facebook account (Nheil QuiÑones). And it is more better if we make a group convo on facebook. thnks.

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    Oscar Z

    Every single steps descrives me.
    I feel a heavy responsibility to change our world. I have always felt different from everyone else including my own family members.
    I have a computer science degree and I started to write my first book but stop because of depression.
    The book is dedicated to lift up the human spirite to a new way of feeling thinking and living. I have lost my inspiration at this moment.
    Thank you for sharing, love you guys that feel the same way I do, I thought I was alone in this journey.

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    manu

    first of all i have to say that i am not comfertable with english
    i dont have a strong vocabulary and i dont know anything about english grammer
    ……
    actualy that pulls me back from writing a this comment but i dont know i felt to write anyway
    i always beleave that language is just a medium to cimmunicate
    …. k lets come to the point first of all i introduce about my self my name .. manu .. i am an indian…
    all these 20 point exactly fits on me
    i am always felt like am an alien infront of other… i always have a different and unique openion…
    mostly of the people diagree with my point of view but still they like to hear me.. they are afraid to hear me sometimes … actualy i realise i have a dual personality one who thnink like an ordinary human being and the other like an extraordinary i like to know about legends but still desagre with them in some points… thats make to start thinking about changing the word … i want to change the way people thinking …
    i personly felt the best quality in myself is that i can live in all extreams i an handle hight pressure sitaution both mendally and physically… i am lasy and hardworking at the same time

    i am the best and worst person in the word…
    this is the firt time i am sharing this dream with someone els ..
    but i dont know where to start i hav plans what to do but dont have how to start… i am confused..
    pls some one explain i am mad or its all just a nightmare

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    Alisha

    Everyone of those was bang on. I even got my neo natal chart done and it says I’m going to save the world being a humanitarian . And I did my numerology for my big challenge was a zero because of my past life. And this life I passed all if the challenges 1 to 9 so plan my own destiny and the weight if the responsibility is huge because it can effect the whole world. I have a screen shot too kinda trippy

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    Wilson

    Good evening…Im almost forty years and again I re-found my true nature in calling. Yes re-found…Had it since I was about 14, got lost in this “world” but found myself and purpose…. Can anyone please give me some advice not my next step??? If so, please email me at [email protected]. Thank you for this door way…

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    Eli Toombs

    Hey guys, yes just like everyone else here I too identify with all the signs and each of you:) I am just like you in the same boat going through the life motions but inside feeling like I’m here to serve a higher purpose. The feeling is so innate that it feels like it’s 100 percent going to happen somehow but when? With all of our experience, understanding, wisdom and resources whatever they may or not be surely with all of us sharing a common interest we could network together.

    This is me taking my first step. Are you ready to take yours? I’d love to hear from minds alike and start from scratch and do something in this world that really makes a difference but I believe we are meant to do it together

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      sandy

      Hey Eli, i feel exactly the same, like an urge to do something to save our earth, i deeply love earth and it pains me when i see a lot of people doesn´t give a damn for it. By the way i am an INFJ, it that helps, the thing is i feel we need to conect with others similar to us in order to find what we can do. I let you my email is this:

      s a n d y i y a 9 @ g m a i l . c o m

      i have to write it letting spaces between words but it´s everything together.

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    Brian Doe

    I…. I don’t know what it is I’m looking for. My entire life (25 years) I’ve been looking at the night sky. I feel two different ways. One is that I’m waiting for someone or something to come get me. It’s odd… Maybe I’m crazy. But I feel as if I’m a child waiting for my grandma to come get me to spend the night at her house. The second feeling is more than a feeling. It’s larger than a thought. It’s knowing. Simply put. I am supposed to change the world. I don’t know why. I don’t know how. I don’t have a higher education. I don’t have any money. I don’t have a car, my own home, or anything honestly. I have myself. Less then really. I have felt this way…, Better known this for years. For my entire life.. or what I remember of it. Recently I was pushing a stranger’s car out of the road from the rear of the vehicle, when a man going the same direction, at 45-50mph smashed into me. The result of which was crushing me between the two vehicles then when the cars separated it threw me around 60ft. It broke everything. My spine was broken in 5 places, my leg sheared off, my hip shattered like glass and twisted, broken ribs collar bone, bruised organs, bleeding on the brain. The list is extensive. I’m walking thanks to the prosthetic but what is more is that I remember all of it. I wasn’t knocked unconscious at all. This did nothing more then to strengthen my feeling that I am SUPPOSED to change the world. I might fail. But I’m supposed to some how. Please help me.

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      Jeremy

      This is almost word for word the exact same as me even your life situation the only difference is the car but even then I had a similar experience….. I feel like we need to talk I don’t know why but contact me at least by email [email protected] please get in touch ASAP friend.

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      sandy

      Hi!!! i feel you, your story really touched me, because i feel the same. I deeply care for our earth and i feel i need to do something to change this world. It´s like an inner knowdlege i urgently need to share with the world. I let you here my e mail if you want to contact me.

      s a n d y i y a 9 @ g m a i l . c o m

      i had to write it separated but is everything together.

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    J

    Wow this is me.. never seen it all written out in bullet points! We are the future, the minds of the evolved

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    gino galea

    so ok i have all of these so what now ?

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    gino galea

    well then who wrote these 20 signs is evolving and how does he know that?

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    Tabitha

    I hit everyone of those marks my son is autistic and my other son has a rare brain disorder. I was kicked out at 14 addicted to drugs been to prison 3 times. I hurt someone and it changed my life. I am now a stay at home mom 2 years clean and off the streets now for 3 years. I have always thought I was alone. Even in prison they called me counselor I’ve been a “counselor” since I was a child even back then adults would tell me their problems and somehow even that young I could somehow empathize and open eyes to a new thought about the situation. I felt like a failure but looking back now I see how many lives I touched in a positive way and I’m ok with all the pain I went through the loneliness and unsurety. I guess I’m an indigo kid!

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    Naraashans Usman

    I feel all of this, especially the fact to end suffering for all living things. Because i believe that god created us and them from the same soul, the difference is that they can not do what they want, they have been given a limited amount, while God gave us infinite, should’nt we then use it for their betterment. God is more greater than us and has infinite power, but he still has mercy upon his, he still feeds us, he lets us live whether we are thankful or not, what is the example that God himself is giving here ?

    The example he is giving is ” Be merciful to those who are weaker ( lower ) than you and always help others, and ask nothing in return.”
    If that is an animal a tree or a human being, does not matter. I believe we dont know our purpose, and my goal is to tell everyone what their purpose is, The purpose of human life.
    There is a saying in our country ,
    ” If you want to be Happy, learn to make others happy ( Be helpful to others ).”

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    sandy

    Omg i feel i could cry, i can relate with every single one of this. I´m 23 but i always felt like this, sometimes is so strong i literally can barely breath. Since i was a child i felt so different, and i just “know” things, and i wonder how i ended up knowing something but sometimes i just know, like an instinct.
    I look normal, like a regular girl but on the inside i am a mess of bloming ideas of changing the world. When everybody are distracted watching Netflix i am wondering how i am supposed to change the world, it doesn´t mean i don´t enjoy some good movies or series (that in fact are one of my way out sometimes when everything feel so heavy) but i watch movies like an inspiration to really do something not like a distraction.
    I found myself many times unable to sleep because i am wondering where are other people like me, i feel i need to conect with some lost family to fulfill my destiny. I did good at school and university and now i am a nutritionist dietist (yeah i like a lot of things) but i feel like i never have really fit in. For example, why i am here late at night writing all of this out of my chest when i know i have to wake up early to go to work, why i am here reading about complex quantum physics and dreaming about a global conciousness network when i am very tired after a long day!, why i feel i could cry of impotence when i see other people literally doesn´t care about other living things problems! I´m literally starving for doing something out of what i am supposed to do, i want to elevate the global conciousness, i feel we are all conected, we are like a web of energy that affect us all and determines our reality. I cannot explain this but i know if you´re like me, you also will understand. Here i let you my email, i feel we need to create a group of something, i don´t have facebook (you know i am not normal at all) but i will answer as soon as i can. This post today gave me hope on finding what i feel i have to otherwise i will die.
    PD. Sorry for my english, it´s not my native language

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      Eric

      I feel all of these things also including if I can’t get an answer just dying. I do not know what to do I am different, very smart, don’t need anything. But something is wrong I feel it!
      I am here for a reason that has not relieved itself.
      Sandy I hope we find the answers we are both seeking.
      -Eric [email protected] ail.com
      s a n d y i y a 9 @ g m a i l . c o m

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    sandy

    i have to write again because the plataform erases emails, so here comes again, i am gonna write it using spaces between letters but everything is together.
    Here is:

    s a n d y i y a 9 @ g m a i l . c o m

    I hope to contact with you guys, i feel we need to really do something.

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    Manuela

    Hello

    Throughout my life so far I’ve had certain everyday life experiences, as well as certain spiritual/paranormal experiences. Regardless of nature of all these experiences (“good”, “bad”), the point of Earthly life journey is to live by your soul – which is a purpose of one’s existence – to express your very soul – and to leave it’s expression trail in each moment.
    Each soul by it’s very existence contributes to this world and wider (greater consciousness). Then why not contribute by being very true version of one self… It’s a very liberating feeling. True identity lies in inner freedom.

    I know there are people who are lost, scared, who feel lonely, who feel like they don’t belong here, who are searching for answers, who are afraid of being themselves cause of society’s rules for being “normal” or out of fear of being rejected and alone, people who feel misunderstood, people who search for their purpose, the ones who don’t know what to do and how to approach certain abilities and spiritual experiences of theirs, people who struggle all kinds of everyday problems (emotional, physical, mental…) and feel helpless cause in situation they are they cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, people who go through pain and hurt…and so on…
    I’m familiar with these situations out of personal experiences too. If there’s anyone (not just people mentioned in the last paragraph, but absolutely anyone) who needs someone to talk to about anything and/or need just an ear to listen to them, you can contact me at
    L i o n e s s t a r 7 @ g m a i l . c o m
    It would be my pleasure to assist in any way I can from the bottom of my heart. Souls uniting through helping each other.

    I’ll finish this with one of my favourite quotes:
    “No matter how dark it all gets
    Love is
    And always will be
    My answer”

    Kind regards,
    Manuela

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    Maudy

    Over the course of the last four years of my life i’ve had a deep impulse to make something of myself. I am only 18 years old but when i was in 6th grade I was narrating a play for my school and my public speaking skills where apparently very pristine for a youngster. Adults said that I should one day perhaps consider becoming a politician or a lawyer. At that time I took the compliment lightly because i thought they were just saying that to raise my self esteem and whatnot. Time passed and I’m in 8th grade. I’m representing my school at a church where I was asked to read the gospel. I don’t remember why i said yes, i’m sure I was reluctant at first and needed some persuading. As i’m making my way to the altar I get nervous and jittery. I’m sure you know what I mean, I started and was stuttering a bit and not speaking with confidence but then I felt this warmth and I took a quick glance at the crowd to see all eyes on me. I felt a moving sensation and alongside it came courage and ambition. I finished the Gospel in a good fashion. As I sat down I went into deep thought about what it was and I could only reason with it being God. I started considering being an actor, I love bringing emotion to people. Making them laugh and be happy, making them cry and reflect on themselves, the idea of acting was thrilling. I enter highschool and my ambition to join theatre was drowned by my insecurities of being judged. I saw the other kids in the group and they were differently odd like me but i wanted to have those cool friends and be around the cool group instead (huge mistake). Senior year rolls around and i’ve put soccer aside and had the impulse to actually get on the stage. My first play was named I hate Shakespeare, it was a comedy. On the night of my last performance I went to my friends house, that night I tried LSD for the first time. I did it not for the thrill of having a good time but out of pure curiosity. It changed for my life for the better. I became more in tune with the world around me. I later on in the year I experimented with psilocybin mushrooms. The result was me connecting all the dots in my life and finding my purpose. I no longer care about the negative things people say because this world can continue spinning without the negativity. Judgement of any sort does not affect me, I know who I am.

    My will to live is for this earth and to change it. I live in South Carolina. I plan on taking a gap year and then heading out to California where I plan on attending an acting college in LA.
    The world and the people around us are driven by out selfish desires of wanting more and never having less. Very few people give for the sake of giving. I want to become famous and be able to hold a position of “power” in society so my words have a meaning. I know this may all seem crazy and insane. I’m well aware that acting is a brutal career to undertake and most people give up…however something has never felt so right. I will carry out my purpose or I will sadly die trying. I can’t see myself doing anything else. If you want to change the world all you need is ambition. You can never truly fail at anything in life until you personally decide to tell yourself to stop. 🙂

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    Jessica Bucher

    Hi I’m 17 and I knew forever that I’m very different from everyone around me but i attract everyone from the nerds to Jocks and I live to make people laugh and feel good and Every single bullet point applied to me. I have a bigness surrounding me all the time and I feel that truly I am meant to do something good for the world I get this weird feeling all the time that i have a very important mission

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    John

    I relate to all of this since I was a kid I have felt so different and as if my path in life will not be the same as others on this planet. Since I can remember I’ve had reoccurring dream of floating in front of a sun and feeling the Ray’s of energy flowing around my body. I feel as if it’s a glimpse of what my future holds for me. I am 100% a empath I feel everything from emotions to sensations in my body. If I see someone get hurt I can feel the pain emotionally and physically. This has gotten so much stronger coming into adult hood. I feel everything and everyone around me. I have also for the longest time believe that I hold more than meets the eye. Will become bigger than anything anyone has seen before. I’ve dreamt of free the world for a long time because I cant standby any longer and see so much loss and pain in this world. I believe I will become the world’s first vigilante the first super hero. It may seem crazy but I’ve felt this way for such a long time. In recent years I’ve seen my life and myself in many things I’ve seen and watched on tv like my story are being told threw movies and shows idk what to make of it. Recently GOT has touched that sense more and more I see myself wanting what Daenerys wanted to break the wheel and free the world and allow people to be free and live life equally as others rich and poor. I hate that the world is divided into these classes of rich, mid class, poor. Like great house in GOT only the powerful can live in comfort. I feel as if I will be the one to end all of this. To break the wheel once and for all and lead all humanity to a better world. The stars are waiting and we must push to achieve something more bigger than all of us. We do it together we break this wheel for all of us. When we do we will better off than when we were. I may sound crazy but this is the world I see and I want.

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    Rob

    All of the above. What a wonderfully beautiful day to see the new people

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    Sania

    Hi everyone, for some reason, I have this overwhelming feeling that some day, I’m going to become a part of something which will revolutionalise the world. When I write it out, it seems pathetic but the feeling is undeniably intense. I truly believe that the beauty of the world is in the eyes of the beholder. I’m constantly seeking new knowledge and appreciative of the way in which the world works. Whenever I see any infrastructure (eg a skyscraper), my mind just switches to awe and imagines the process and effort required by the construction workers to create it. Whenever I learn about the human body, I think about the miracle of life and how every vein, artery and capillary has to be placed in the most precise orientation for humans to carry out their bodily functions. I feel as if there is so much to learn and explore beyond the material possessions which life has to offer. Again, writing it out, it seems pathetic, but this feeling resides at the very heart of my soul. I would love to get into contact with anyone else whose thoughts align with mine.
    My email is [email protected]

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