posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 07:39 AM
reply to post by Nirgal
I agree with Nirgal - its a great photo that shows just how bloody big the universe actually is and yes when you look at it from that kind of
perspective then just how insiginifanct we are..
Personally I have too much on my plate in terms of work / bills / mortgage / family etc in my day to day life to afford the luxury of sitting back and
saying "what does it matter? im insignificant" From my perspective, in my real world, I am very significant; I need to work and to earn money so my
kids dont starve, I need to take them to weekend sport / drama rehearsals / friends houses and whatever the hell else they have got themselves
involved with this week...
In essence its the same for us all as individuals, we have no idea whats out there, sure we can speculate and postulate all we want, but we can do
nothing substantial about whatever it is. What we can effect is our own world, our own perspective. Example (probably could of used a better one);
Hitler / Ghengis Khan / Alexander The Great etc - all at the head of invading armies, hell bent on conquering as much as they could through war; that
behaviour is significant, especially to those who were trampled on and/or killed as a result, those whose lives were forever affected because of their
Just because there is a photo of Earth taking from billions of light years away that shows a small blue dot, does not mean we should forget or neglect
our lives and our responsibilities down here. Dont lose your perspective because you just realised how bloody big the universe is!!
Sorry for the rant; and I do actually agree that the photo does provoke food for thought, just not at the expense of losing sight of whats really
important to us as individuals