reply to post by PhoenixOD
Thanks. I had only done what thousands had done before me and made it safe for me and the next generations. The pioneers are the great ones, for
without them and their courageous attitude, pushing boundaries with their precious lives, we mankind may still be living in caves, and staring at the
moon in awe....
Some of them died in the process of experimentation, but by their very deaths, they had allowed mankind to be aware of what their mistakes had been,
and for humanity to correct them, so that the rest will not suffer what they had gone through. We mankind owe our progress and evolution to these
courageous people. Their sacrifices had not and will not be in vain by the evidence of our progresses.
Felix Baumgartner is one of such brave illuminary of mankind. He led the way for the rest of mankind to fearlessly progress in ways that we never knew
we could, or fear we could not in the name of science advancement and human endeavour.
He and his team deserves all the accolades heaped today. May more of youths be as courageous as Felix and inspired enough to go into science and
engineering studies to help mankind push boundaries, instead of focussing on being accountants - bean counters.
I had never been a fan of 'energy drinks', but from now on, I will buy a bottle of Red Bull daily for my excercise regime, the funder of the project
over years, not because I believe in such drinks, but because they supported the progress of human endeavour, pushing the limits, with their earnings
and hopefully more to come, unlike most corporations of our world whom had only paid their executives obscene sums and hoarded funds in a world
needing economic support.
May more corporations be societally responsible as Red Bull Corp had been, to help in the progress and evolution of mankind, instead of hoarding
wealth. Democratic govts alone do not have enough funds to take mankind to the stars, not with the kind of social expenditure humanity needs.
Tyrannies will never get to the stars, for its very own concept of governance will only lead to bitter infighting and corruption than progress.
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