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22 Facts That Will Make You Feel Better About Yourself

You are a special human being.

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If you're ever having a bad day, remember that Earth is 4.543 billion years old.

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In that 4,000,000,000 years, you somehow, by the power of whatever force, managed to exist at the same time as Britney Spears. That's incredibly lucky.

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Humans as we know them (me and you, LOL) have been on Earth for 200,000 years. Somehow, SOMEHOW, you were alive when the greatest boy band of all time frosted their tips and awkwardly posed in overalls.

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Civilization is 6,000 years old. Thousands of those years were without plumbing and Wi-Fi. BUT YOU managed to exist when the greatest girl group of all time, the Spice Girls, ruled the world.

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Think about it: You could have been born in ye olde Middle Ages when people didn't shower and tossed their poop on the street. Lucky for you, you were alive when the greatest collaboration of all time happened, "Lady Marmalade."

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You know the tremendous, powerful feeling of slamming a flip phone shut. Do you think the cavemen knew what that felt like? NOPE...because they lived in shitty caves without electricity.

You were around when dial-up existed. You know how much that sucked. You are a better person for understanding slow internet. You are who you are because of that.

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If you're feeling like everyone hates you or something, just remember, you were alive to see the impact of Ja Rule and Nelly. You were around when they posed next to an iMac. What a time to be alive.

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The earliest known form of art is 40,000 years old. You managed to exist when the greatest art of all was created: "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys.

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You, my friend, were alive when Blockbuster was thriving. You know the rush of getting a new release and the failure of all of them being rented. Also this is Bennifer lol.

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10,000 years ago humans began farming crops and stuff. That was cool...but you somehow managed to be alive in the time of 3D Doritos. The agricultural greatness of it all!

Who knows...you could have lived in the era when people used, like, carrier pigeons to send messages to each other. Lucky for you, you were around in the era of Cher on Twitter.

Do you think peasants in the 1400s felt that self-fulfilling greatness of what is was like to fill out a MySpace survey?! No. Because they were peasants.

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170,000 years ago humans started wearing clothes. You managed to exist in the time when people wore pink velour tracksuits. How far we've come!

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It sounds pretty petty, but LOOK AT THIS STYLE. You were meant to see this tragic mess!

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You were meant to see Justin Timberlake's cornrows and studded bandana.

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You were meant to see Steve Jobs and a greasy John Mayer fawn over an iPod Mini.

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Emma Watson was here when you were here. That's fate. That means something.

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Look at this iconic balcony and Pink's tiny hat. You were here for tiny hats. You were here for Beyoncé. You were here for this iconic tringle (three people).

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You existed during the golden years of MTV. When you actually watched it for music. When it meant something. When Destiny's Child wore crazy-ass Tina Knowles–inspired studded cowboy hats.

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Lastly, you could have been alive when King Arthur married Guinevere or whatever her name was...but nope. You're lucky because you were here when Britney and Justin were together.

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Congratulations on...living!

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