Some of the tweets I have been reading this morning.
“Putting a robot on Mars: $2.5 billion. TSA budget 2012: $7.85 billion. And the robot works.”
“Dear Religion, While you were debating what chicken sandwiches were okay to eat, I just landed on Mars. Sincerely, Your Pal Science”
“Oh, you won a gold medal for running 100 meters? We just landed a car on Mars.” Nerds:1 Jocks:0″
So there you have government trash talk, religious trash talk, and social trash talk. Shouldn’t we be celebrating more? Wasn’t it the first missions to outer space that brought humanity together?
I was thinking the other day that it is so easy to mouth off online with a quick word, or joke, or sarcastic remark, and just as easy to do it in person. We forget how easy it really is to offend someone, or worse yet to hurt someone with our words. There is a lot of resentment in this day and age to be politically correct and to the contrary we joke constantly about being too afraid that we might offend someone. Like most everything else in life there should be a balance between the two.
We shouldn’t be afraid to say something in the case it might offend someone. This shouldn’t be an excuse to just blurt out whatever we are thinking just for the hell of it.
So here are my carefully crafted thoughts on the subject of landing the Curiosity rover on Mars.
We went to another planet.
We left our world and traveled into the void.
we are petty. we are small, and we should be humble
We have hope, We have dreams, and We can grow
During the Olympics, world records wore broken by fractions of seconds. Humanity inched it’s way to being faster, stronger, better,
oh and we also landed our hopes and dreams on another planet.