Do you know that you are a part of a Caecer,cleopatra or Shakespeare?

By Bala
@balasri (26546)
India
April 10, 2010 9:03pm CST
We are made of atoms, a temporary collection of assorted atoms. These atoms were not created for our exclusive use, and will not disappear from the universe with our inevitable demise. All atoms are continuously re-cycled in the universe. The atoms that currently form you will have all come from something else. Some may have previously been in the rocks of Mount Everest, or perhaps they were sea water, a giant redwood tree, oxygen in the atmosphere, or the sand in the beach. Some of your atoms will previously have been part of another person many years ago, and after you given enough decades to fully re-circulate, will again form part of someone else, and also something else. All over the planet, since it was created, atoms have been busily re-cycling from one form to another; at times being part of inanimate objects and other times being part of a living thing, be it plant or animal or human. For example, that some of the atoms incorporated into your body, possibly as many as a billion, once were part of Plato, Socrates, Cleopatra, a Pharaoh or Julius Caesar. So how does it feel to be a part of these people, and you have inhaled atoms that were once also inhaled by them?
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@SViswan (12065)
• India
11 Apr 10
Wow...that makes sense...but it never crossed my mind! Gosh...I need some time to digest this and then let you know how I feel.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
11 Apr 10
I can wait Sandhya as nothing is going to change till then in this universe.
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@SViswan (12065)
• India
16 Apr 10
Hmm..I've been thinking about it. By the same logic, we are also sharing what the criminals have inhaled. Now, that doesn't sound appealing, does it? So, besides increasing my knowledge, I'll not bother with this information..lol.
@derek_a (10894)
11 Apr 10
I guess it only goes to prove what spiritual gurus have been saying for thousands of years that all is one, and one is all. _Derek
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@balasri (26546)
• India
13 Apr 10
earth to earth and dust to dust.I agree.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
11 Apr 10
And to think, I don't feel like I'm stale or anything, Huh, strange, after centuries of the same molecules, you'd think we'd all be stale.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
12 Apr 10
Some sources told us that the average adult human body is made up of 50 trillion cells. The number will vary from person to person, depending on their size. The number of cells in your own body is constantly changing, as cells die or are destroyed and new ones are formed. So the number of cells in your own body is not static. So as you your cells change constantly your are not the same person ever technically. So you re definitely not stale.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
12 Apr 10
Thank goodness! I'd hate to be thousands of years stale. So everything get renewed at some point. Good thing. Just think how stale we'd be!
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
11 Apr 10
wow. I mean I never thought of it this way. Well how about going even further down and having dinosaur atoms in us. Or of some extinct animal or plant life. I mean their atoms would still be re circulating.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
12 Apr 10
The deaths of many stars billions of years back throw away the atoms of helium,nitrogen,carbon,oxygen,iron,nickel so on and so so forth into the universe.They collide with each other to form the planets and the living and non living things here.Yes you may be a bit of dinosaur who doesn't know it's own strength.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
14 Apr 10
I must say that is something that I had not considered before! It is mind blowing when I stop and think about it. I don’t mind Plato, Socrates, Cleopatra, a Pharaoh or Julius Caesar but to be honest I would rather not be reminded of some of the people I may have shared atoms with!
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@balasri (26546)
• India
18 Apr 10
Generations to come some unlucky souls may be reminded of them.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Apr 10
hi balasri oh my of course in nature all is continually recyled but it still makes me believe in God and that he made me too. I am sort of glad 'to be part of our interesting history here on earth Would that some of those atoms say from Cleopatra would make me a bit prettier, but not enough of them evidently. just hope I did not get very many from Hitler, ugh that would make me feel creepy.Now I would welcome Plato and Socrates and any other of the learned people.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
11 Apr 10
I wouldnt mind hilter actually.I mean that man had the guts to do what he did for his country. His passion for his country is commendable. Yes the road he choose was wrong. But his aims werent. And his hatred for jews for not misplaced if you read a bit about his youth. The only thing bad about him was the reaction he had to them. That was too drastic.