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6 Degrees of Separation: Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill

6 Degrees of Separation: Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill


According to Wikipedia, “Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.”   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation 

So let’s just use a current snapshot of the world population clock as a reference.

At this moment, the world population stands at an approximate 7.6 Billon. At this moment it is actually closer to 7,576, 836,500 people but for ease of reference, I simply rounded up.

If one actually subscribes to the idea of six degrees of separation as I do, then one can surmise that indirectly and/or directly as a result I know or am connected to an approximate number of people totaling 1,262,805,938 humans across this place I refer to as ONE EARTH.

It made me think, how many friends of a friend do I really have out there?

Of those fantastic souls, I know people who subscribe to a myriad of opinion, interests and approaches to engaging with, interacting with, and yes caring for each other. Each of them hold a passion for any number of issues--real or imagined, that affect the health and comfort of those with whom I am connected to on this little cosmic spec of a planet and place we all call home.

As I take the steps along my journey then in one way or another whether I intentionally try or inadvertently breath in the air that has been circulating for millennia, I feel confident that in some way I am connecting with or have the ability to make a connection with any one individual out of that population of approximately 7.6 Billion at any given time. Whether I try or not. As a result, directly or indirectly I have the ability to connect on any number of topics of the day with other cosmic specs as I plug along the path of my personal and to a greater extent, our collective journeys.

In some respects, our six degrees of separation underscore the exponential Power of 1.

As I contemplated this little nuance, I just thought hey why not give a shout out to my 1,262,805,938 connections and rather than focus on the negative and emotional sensationalism running amuck, I simply would like to wish each of you a fantastic journey rich with Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill.

Keep making a difference: one person, one step (or six), and one degree of separation or more accurately each connection at a time.



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Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #14

#15
Perfect. Thank you. :)

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

3 years ago #13

Joel Anderson - I remember seeing the play 6 Degrees of Separation years and years ago in London. This was before social media took off... My folks have met the Queen and Princess Anne, so now you are only 2 steps away from Buckingham Palace!

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #12

#12
Thanks. The air we breath could just put an interesting perspective on things. We inhale, we exhale and in those actions, ultimately we become a shared reality of one. (past, present and future). Thank you.

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #11

#10
yes I do. Thank you.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #10

Interesting buzz Joel Anderson. I need to read more about the six degrees of separation. I've heard of it but never delved into learning more. I think we are all connected and I understood what you meant by breathing in the air. Wishing you a wonderful journey ahead too Joel. Thanks, this was thought provoking.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

3 years ago #9

Also, it's very important who you are connected to, not just how many people are in your network. That's because some social networks are just too impersonal to make these connections meaningful. I for one am very glad to be connected to the bees I am connected to in this network, brimming with meaningful interactions and insightful articles :-)

Melody Green

Melody Green

3 years ago #8

When we focus on where we connect separation dissolved and we become one... we simply need more moments of that. One that i noticed was when we moved into the new year of 2000 and we celebrated the new millennia one country after another. For the shortest time there seemed like an extended moment of Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill...do you remember that?

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #7

Thank you, Joel Anderson for giving me the opportunity to be counted. A warm hello to all!

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #6

#3
and yes you inspire me in all you do. Keep making a differrnce. As Harvey and Ali indicate within just a few clicks we touch and connect with so many whether we try or not.

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #5

#4
exactly

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
fascinating data indeed Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #3

hey from connection 938,211, it's great to hear from you as always. By this comment you have now connected to my 1,262,805,938 and Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 1,262,805,938 bringing the total to Approx 3, 7884 billion. Two more comments and we got the world covered.

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #2

#1
Thank you Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I agree and combine away. Keep making a difference my friend. Joel

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Imuster don't know why they called it six degrees of separation. For me it is six degrees of connectin Jerry Fletcher. I wish to combine my buzz of today with yours.

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