Friday, July 6, 2012
A pale blue dot.
I came across this video long ago, but just recently rediscovered it. Carl Sagan had an always eloquent way of presenting our world to us, and his programs shaped a lot of my philosophy on life. Watching this video puts everything in perspective for me, and if you're any kind of thinking being it should do something similar for you too. It's hard to get worried about the little troubles of life when you think of where we actually are, and how lucky each of us is to even be given a chance to experience this place for the short time we have. Get out and explore it!
If you liked that short monologue, you should consider watching 'Cosmos', a TV series featuring Carl Sagan that was produced in the late seventies (it's available on netflix, hulu, and at least partially on youtube). If you can watch the entirety of that series and still can come up with reasons to hate things in this world, then you're doing something wrong.
Have a day (it doesn't matter what kind, but just appreciate it).