I just discovered that today is the anniversary of both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Two men, ahead of their time, who had such an impact on the United States and the world, share the day they were born.
And they have more similarities than simply their birthday. They both lost their mother’s early in life, suffered from depression, religious doubt, had a strained relationship with their fathers, lost children (which wasn’t so unusual in those days), and struggled with finding their careers until their thirties.
Their decisions, ideas and insights completely changed the world they lived in. I wonder at the synchronicity that had these two revolutionary men, born in separate countries on the same day with so much in common.