Carl Sagan: Pale Blue Dot

Please just watch this video.

I used to live in America, and now I’m in Japan. I’ve moved multiple times, and every occasion was a sad experience, having to part with my friends. And it affected a large part of my life.

Yet, if you think about it, I’ve only moved from one fraction of a dot to another fraction of a dot. The universe sure is big.

To know that we are here, “living on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” is fascinating. What was the possibility that I would be born as me, having the same DNA I have now? What was the possibility that I would end up on Earth, out of all the other planets out there?

The world is large. And yet it’s small. It’s just a matter of our sense of perspective 🙂