"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die, because they're never going to be born. The number of possible people who could be standing here in my place, but who will never see the light of day, outnumber the sand grains of the Sahara. We know this because the sets of possible combinations of DNA so massively outnumber the sets of actual combinations.
So we are fantastically lucky to be alive." - Richard Dawkins, Point of Inquiry, 12/07/2007