In our darkest moments, we can often feel painfully alone in the universe. It’s a horrible feeling to have at the worst of times, but, fortunately for us, science says it’s bullshit.
Kurzgesagt, a YouTube channel that’s basically a real-life version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, has put together this excellent video on how, on a genetic and atomic level, we aren’t remotely alone, but rather are deeply and fundamentally connected to everything else in the universe.
While this may not be the type of “alone” you’re thinking about in the dark moments, it may offer you some comfort — you aren’t separate from anyone or anything, and nothing will ever change that. It’s pretty rare that science is this comforting, so let’s take it while we can get it.