Scientists say the average person has approximately 70,000 thoughts per day. There are approximately 6 billion people on the planet. That’s over 400,000,000,000,000 thoughts. Let’s take an extremely generous estimate and say there are around 1 million truly original ideas per day in the world. This means that whatever you are thinking right now has only a 1 in 400,000,000 chance of being an original idea. Worse odds than the lottery. In fact, using these statistics, the average person would have an original idea only once every 20 years or so.
I suppose this can be either disheartening or it can be an incentive to nurture those truly original ideas you do have. 😉
"My sister told me that yes, Father baptized me shortly after birth. My mother was a Protestant of a faith that deplored infant baptism, so they had a quarrel about it." The Bishop held out his hand to lift the Speaker to his feet. The Speaker chuckled. "Imagine. A closet Catholic and a lapsed Mormon, quarreling over religious procedures that they both claimed not to believe in.