Carl Sagan - We Are Capable of Greatness
By Tom Hasker, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International
Carl Sagan was an American astrophysicist and a great communicator of science throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In this captivating short video, he reminds us of the simple fact that although there are great problems that we face as a species on Earth at the moment, we have already come a very long way. There is still a future worth working towards when we are truly able to adapt and develop ourselves individually and collectively.
Sagan’s words on who we will become as a human race when we start exploring other planets give me a great sense of direction and hope for the future:
‘It will not be we [this generation] who reach Alpha Centauri and other nearby stars, it will be a species very like us, but with more of our strengths and fewer of our weaknesses. More confident, far-seeing and prudent. For all our failings, despite our limitations and fallabilties, we humans are capable of greatness.’
- Carl Sagan
Where do you find inspiration for a brighter tomorrow?
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