everyone is hypnotized by their own small lives on this small planet? I find it amazing that someone could NOT briefly look up at the sky on a clear night. Yet, many people do just that, and have probably never in their lives contemplated places beyond Earth. I had an ex-girlfriend who literally thought it was “stupid” to raise a pair of binoculars to the sky. There’s just so much more beyond this planet, and yet so many remain transfixed on their own personal lives and petty issues. It’s sad that very few people even know how small we are in this vast universe. I simply sit content knowing that they are missing out. We’re all going to die, I’d rather die having at least glimpsed places beyond Earth, even if only through the eyepiece of a small telescope.