Dear reader, my dear person. How are you doing today?
Did you know that you and I were connected? Perhaps, you won’t believe me. Perhaps, you think that you’re an individual individual, completely separate from others.
But let me tell you… You and I… You and that anchor speaking on TV in your room right now… You and that kid on the Georgia’s Got Talent show… are connected.
This is not just another New Age concept. This is not yet another “we are one”, because I like it this way. This is a scientific fact. Listen on.
It’s a small world
In 1967 , American psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment. He sent packages to 160 random people in Nebraska and asked them to forward the packages to a certain stockbroker in Boston. However, there was one condition. Participants could only send the package directly to an individual they knew personally, on a first-name basis.
The experiment showed that it took an average of 5 people to get the package delivered. The phenomenon became known as “six degrees of separation”. Further experiments by other researchers confirmed that each and every person in the world is connected to each and every other person in the world via 5 (according to Microsoft, 6) people.
Now, isn’t that cool? 🙂
“Yolki”, the movie
In the movie “Yolki” (the Russian for “Christmas trees”), a little girl tells her friends some white lies about her father being none other than President of Russia himself. It’s New Year’s Eve, and the little girl’s “boyfriend” sets on a mission to make the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, say a particular code phrase during his annual New Year’s public address, which would prove to the little girl’s friends that her dad is indeed President.
And, the way the boy decides to do it is by implementing, in practice, the theory of six degrees of separation.
We are all one. Remember!
♥ Peace ♥