Yesterday I came across some images of what is known as the elephant trunk nebula that resided many light years away in the universe. What I found amazing is that a time lapse and/or 3D model composite of the nebula moving over a period of time. Instead of one beautiful still image of a moment in time that happened long ago. It showed the elephant trunk nebula moving. I imagine the beauty and size to my eyes would be similar to someone in that galaxy looking at the Milky Way spinning from the elephant trunk. It was a bit memorizing watching the light from so many years past just reaching us on earth today from distances so far away.
I think about the issues and things we deem so important to our daily life on earth that really don’t matter much in the grand scheme of life, so why do we spend so much time and energy pretending to look like it is right, even if it is all messed up behind the façade?
Wouldn’t it be better to simply be honest and just accept someone whoever, wherever and whatever they are? Instead, we tend to associate and group people into compartments and some compartments will want to associate with similar ones while chastising or casting out the others (while pretending to be benevolent and kind)
When I was younger, this mentality made sense. The key element is I was really ignorant. It is not that I am much wiser now, but if the planet has any hope of actually not imploding or ending up with a world where a few have most all and the masses have very little, it will require man to look at everyone else and try to understand each other.
I really don’t know if this is possible, as when one has a belief of some idea in his or her mind, it usually will take an act of god to crowbar to change someone’s view on a subject. The reality is that even if someone has the truth laid bare in front of them, has it explained and proven with fact that it might now really be that way, some will never change.
I say 15 % of the planet will reject using the Internet. I will have to see if the research is the same for people changing opinions or beliefs when facts are shown to them. Will it still be 15% of the total population that simply will not want to change?
At least there is hope in that I think a higher percentage of the population think that pondering questions and looking for solutions to that question is a huge waste of time. One should crack open a beer and watch a ball game on television and just enjoy the moment.
To me, enjoying the moment would be to look up at the full moon and stars on a clear night. We see the little pinholes of light shining on us. We don’t see the gigantic galaxies, and nebula that they really are. While I marvel at the moon how the surface was texturized over time with meteor strikes, it is what resides behind it that I can’t see in my vision that really astounds me.
Do you know that moon is hiding some galaxies like the Milky Way behind it? Have you ever wondered how many can fit in that space that is behind what you visually see with the moon?
I am guessing not. Most of the world is too busy looking for what is popular on television, or playing a game on the mobile. this is considered "normal?"
There are about 10,000 galaxies like the Milky Way in the space behind the moon. In the picture i posted of the moon from NASA, there is about 5,000 milky way's behind it.
I digress; I am not supposed to think about things like this. It is not the norm. I am just supposed to worry about the drama in what is inside only my visual realm that is around me. Just look pretty, ignore the issues, pretend, and let the other person figure out the solutions and wonder why things don’t change much over time