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The Pale Blue Dot

       posted on Monday 25 Apr, 2016.
 

In this video, Carl Sagan gives us a vision of Earth from space; how the tiny pixels of the image represent the sum total of all existence as we sentient beings know it. he closes with the quote:

“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Seeing our beautiful world floating in the inky vastness of space, this is a poignant reminder to me of what is important to me – not only being kind to the people with whom I share our planet, but also being kind to all the other living beings who share it too.

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