“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilisation, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar”, every “supreme” leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.”
~ Carl Edward Sagan, Scientist
I do believe there is other life and therefore some hope out there, somewhere. I think we have to be still and at peace long enough to get a glimpse of them.
You know, a long time ago I read somewhere (or maybe I imagined it) that the minute everyone has seen a picture of our planet from space, there will be peace on Earth.
Crazier things, as you know, have happened. Just sayin’… : )