Millions and Trillions

This is a post originally published here 30 December 2003.

I am not exactly the most “normal ” person in the world but the fate of such would rather bore me. This is piece of work should serve to prove that point. It is actually an essay I wrote for a class assignment.

So I am rather comfortable with ” not being normal ” . After all if I were such, what part of that .5 dog would I own? Safe to bet, I would not get the better end of the deal. Most people my age are more concerned with their house, and car payments, than I am.

I tend to dwell in the more abstract and bizarre frets and worries. For example, how much is one million or one billion? I am well aware that these are rather large numbers but how can I get a handle on them? Continue reading “Millions and Trillions”