Thank you Mark!
I'm glad that the sperm that fertilized the egg that became me won that race too. I feel that I inherited quite a good skill set from my father (practical, logical, good math brain). And it's very complimentary to the skill set I inherited from my mother (sensitive, artistic, nurturing).
But see, I don't see the sperm (at least those which fertilize eggs and grow into humans) as being short-lived. Those sperm that do fertilize eggs I don't think of as dead or having died - I think of them as living on although having been absorbed into something bigger and more wonderful than they were- transcending previous limitations and developing to their full and miraculous potential.
(Even if they aren't exactly what anyone would call sentient).
And as a matter of fact, I am having a brilliant day - and I hope that you are too.