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by Once

 

Occasionally I need to restore perspective to my kooky mind.

Carl Sagans speech helps.

It reminds me how darn big everything really is, and how insignificant I am.

A photo of Earth, taken from somewhere around four trillion miles away, I believe, by a Voyager spacecraft, many years ago. Just a pale blue dot, inhabited by weenies.

Pass the mustard.

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EmptyPluto 3/17/2019 - 8:11 pm

Yes, none of the flying sheep in the universe give a damn about the weenies… unless they’re having them for lunch.

Once 3/17/2019 - 9:50 pm

Lol! Too many weenies, not enough flying sheep to eat them all.

Soda 3/19/2019 - 5:42 pm

I’ve always liked that Sagan segment and while to a spaceship or advanced alien we might look insignificant, this Earth is all there is for us. We are not leaving it for many millions of years assuming we don’t sterilize the planet with nukes.

We live in a vast hostile cosmos and we still have yet to find another planet that is just like ours. So our lives are not insignificant, nor the challenges we all face, nor our problems.

Sagan touched on wars, human conflict. It took me a while to understand hate and how people who lie or misinterpret things can become evil, turn into enemies and start wars. So wars can be stopped by dealing with evil people before they become powerful.

It’s nice to be able to see ourselves (our world) from such a great distance but it is definitely not insignificant unless all one cares about is the size of space rocks.

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