Let’s say, we will sell this man. How much will a chemist buy him? Is he worth more than the money on his hands?
Chemists can put a price tag on a person by breaking him down to his elemental composition. A human body is approximately composed of the following:
- 65% Oxygen
- 18% Carbon
- 10% Hydrogen
- 3% Nitrogen
- 1.5% Calcium
- 1% Phosphorous
- 0.35% Potassium
- 0.25% Sulfur
- 0.15% Sodium
- 0.15% Chlorine
- 0.05% Magnesium
- 0.0004% Iron
- 0.00004% Iodine
Given the elements in him and how much they are sold in the market, this man, along with all of us humans, are worth $1.
$1 huh? Hard to believe that Justin Bieber’s album costs more than you. The richest man in the world, Carlos Slim Helu, has a total net value of $63.3 Billion. Apparently, he can buy the whole human race for $7 Billion and still maintain the majority of his fortune. But that was just in the chemical point of view. And you can’t possibly create a person out of those elements – it doesn’t work backwards.
You could actually bargain an increase of your worth. Your skin could be sold at $0.50 per square foot, adding an additional $3.50 to your worth so wholly, you are $4.50 chemically speaking.
All that information came from Dr. Helmenstine’s Guide. I’m in no position to verify its accuracy but it came from someone with a PhD Degree in related sciences. It looks forthright since our body is made up of mostly oxygen, carbon and hydrogen – elements that are abundant in our environment, it’s almost free.
It is spectacular to me how life can emanate from less than $5 worth. Life is really simple. And no matter how much money you’ve got, you cannot replace a person. Every person’s life is worth living. Let’s spend it well.
What else can you buy for $1?