Take a moment to appreciate life with this handy flashing animation

People are absolutely fascinating, this is just about the biggest truth ever. And there’s a subculture in our society that is staring to become more visible–and far more active. From firms like Improv Everywhere and the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to student organizations like the Clown Nose Club.

One of the beautiful things about the internet is that it made it easier for like-minded people to get together and perform random acts of kindness. The internet and YouTube especially made it more cool to do things like this–as evidenced by sites like Upworthy and other general viral videos of kindness.

So why the sudden interest in viral kindness?

Because this, from XKCD.

This animation. This simple animation shows nothing more complicated than day to day life. But it’s that day to day life that contains the most amount of beauty. According to the animation right now in the world:

  • Someone in North Dakota has sex (every 1 second)
  • China builds a car (every 2 seconds)
  • Someone gets married (every .5 second)
  • Someone breaks an iPhone screen (every 1 second)
  • A resident of the EU has their first kiss (every 4 seconds)
  • A Sagittarius named Amelia drinks a soda (every 6 seconds)

Some things good, some not so good; but long story short is that regardless of what happens in the animation–a birth or a death or a purchase of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” life goes on. As it should.


Living in our personal bubbles, it’s often hard to realize the everyone around us has a life of their own and we are to them what they are to us: a supporting character in our Oscar-winning performance of “Me.”

If you haven’t clicked on the animation earlier do it now. Seriously. You won’t regret it. Click here. I’ll just keep typing until you do.

Come on. Click here. Right now.

Right here.


Just click here.


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