To say we are fans of Carl Sagan would be an understatement.
His calm demeanor and passion for our universe was infectious. He introduced us to the vast world of astronomy and astrophysics, but in a palatable way that made us ‘commoners’ believe that we too could touch the stars (without the PHD in astrophysics from CalTech). He made Fringe Science cool (interstellar flight, ancient aliens, existence of UFOs) and brought to light our own humanity. He gently expressed that we are only a microcosm in the expanse of the universe and how we should treasure our existence instead of fighting petty wars over small pieces of dirt. A reminder that our actions in and on this world are but a fraction of the bigger picture.
With all the unsettling things that are happening in our world, his quote that we share here reminds us to think about the responsibility that we all share as human beings.
“Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.”