One big time of plenty?
In nature, an abundance of food results in a population boom. When the population grows too high or the food is lessened (drought, natural disasters) then the population falls rapidly.
Couldn't one make the statement that despite all of our (the human race) success, we are still a part of the natural order?
Are we not simply in an extended time of plenty?
/end philosophical ramblings
In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.