To be blunt the most interesting thing in the universe, I feel, is humanity, if not the whole of Earth. I know you were probably looking for a specific nebula, black hole, planet, or something along those lines, but those are things that will be forever existent. [Forever as in as long as the universe is in existence.]
We are all of that though, we’re walking talking stardust trying to figure itself out during a very short period of time. As my main man Carl once stated, “We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
We’re somehow completely aware of our existence, as well as the existence of all that is and possibly was, so much so that we, generation to generation, explore everything around us including ourselves with the beautiful tool we call science. What could be more interesting than that?
Our brains create languages out of squiggles and shapes, and we somehow understand them. Our brains, each independently, see various colours of the visible spectrum, and consequently these colours change for each viewer. We understand body language and basic instincts with out even consciously thinking about it. We’re endlessly amazing not only in mental terms, but physically as well. And even in this day and age of great discoveries and groundbreaking research, we can barely understand ourselves fully, much less many of the universe’s grand cosmological bodies.
What sticks out most to me about us is that we’re so amazing we have love. Just think about that for a while. Conscious and evolved stardust brought to it’s knees, the world over, by a universally acknowledged emotion. Through all of our civilizations, religions, and historical conflicts, it is always noted in the various languages that our brains talk to each other in, that the basis of all fairy tales is possibly the truest claim for human beings since the beginning of time; love conquers all. And I’m not even speaking strictly romantic, but familial and friendly love as well. Love that makes us sympathetic for fellow humans [and animals], known or unknown, when they are in pain or lacking the very much overlooked emotional power of shared human experience and emotions.
As much war, tragedy, and endless heartache we cast upon one another, love is always there and always will be. If we didn’t have all the bad, we wouldn’t value the possibly purest goodness that love provides for us no matter what. We’re beautiful and we’re damaged, we’re endlessly curious and constantly questioning, and if there’s anything that should amaze people the most, it is ourselves.
As I forever quote Carl Sagan, I’ll leave you with another of his quotes, that I feel, should be recognized as a golden rule of sorts, “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
[Made rebloggable by request.]