So, the photo above is a really famous picture called the pale blue dot. The pale blue dot in question is Earth. Cant see us? Ok well the photo below should help
So, everyone reacts the photo differently. Some people get extremely depressed at how insignificant life on Earth is how meaningless we seem to the rest of the universe. I see it as an amazing and awesome thing! The expansiveness of the universe is amazingly, mind-bogglingly huge!
Why am I bringing this up you ask? Well for me, this view of the universe being huge and us being so small really helps put life into perspective for me.
Just think. Two countries are at war…. seems horrible to us. People will die, buildings will fall, countries could literally crumble at the seams….but as far as the universe is concerned. Who cares? We are a small planet in the backwaters of the universe. What we do only hurts us. Nobody, and nothing else outside of Earth gets affected.
So, i use that philosophy as part of why I want to be so good to people and why I want everyone to be good each other. In my mind, we all go to bed under the same moon. We all have to drink water and eat food. We all want love. We are so similar, and yet we tend to focus on nothing but our differences. And on nothing but hate. Why? Whats the point?
Worried about your popularity in high school? Willing to put others down to make yourself feel better? Willing to use religion to demonize others?
Or even worse…. willing to beat someone up? Willing to steal? Even willing to commit murder?
But whats the point? Think on a universal scale. What does your popularity mean? What does that pompous attitude really give you in life?
At the end of the day, we are all we have. I think we need to treat each other like the global family that we are.
And anytime you forget this, or you lose sight of whats important in life. Just look up at the night sky.
Look up and just gaze at the beauty and the astonishment that is the universe. The vast and expansive hotbed of stars, planets, and moons. Look up and really just remember how fragile we are. How delicate life on Earth is. And use that knowledge to help others. Remember others can be fragile just like you and everyone needs a helping hand.
We need to look at people in a new light. Not as “others”, but as neighbors.
~The Dark Horse