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I finished watching Star Trek: Deep space nine and I finally know how it feels when you don't want a show to end. I had started the show years ago but then got busy, was reminded of it randomly when my mind was wondering about space, started watching it again and now it's done.

Sometimes you know, I wish we would make contact with extraterrestrial beings because it would challenge everything we know, everything we believe in. Or at least, I wish I was born when taking trips to the moon or mars were as common as catching a flight to another country. I want to see earth from space, it is just so amazing to me that there is air, water, life on a planet whose atmosphere is so thin, this atmosphere which is without any containment field, it exists right in the middle of a vacuum. And yet, all of us are are so engrossed in our little lives that we don't even notice how insignificant we truly are in grand scheme of things. Millions upon millions of human have come before us and will come after, we would be just a speck on the timeline of cosmos. But our worries, our relations are so real to us.

When I found myself watching contently, the waves crashing into the shore the other other day, it dawned upon me that these waves are always here but I was so oblivious to them at times. The times when I found myself slipping into depression, staying awake all night inside the 4 walls of my living quarters. Those times were insignificant to the world. So why did I let myself slip into such negative emotions? Silly.

Lol this blog probably makes no sense but eh, random thought process.
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  1. LP's Avatar
    We are not insignificant. Our mere existence is breathtaking.
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  2. Obama's Avatar
    Kabhi aye Haqeeqat e Muntazir!
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  3. SaeedinPakistan's Avatar
    Noticing our insignificance does not free us of our obligations. Rent has to be paid, insurance has to be paid, gotta put food on the table. The need for human contact doesn't disappear either.

    I don't think extra-terrestrials making contact would change much. We learn something new about our world everyday. We'll learn some more new stuff. Business as usual.
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  4. Bobby1's Avatar
    Our planet is smaller in significance than a grain of sand on the entire ocean. They might discover 200 billion galaxies soon many billions of times larger than ours. The universe is 7 trillion light years large. We are guilty of over estimating our significance. However you are the most important being for yourself and making an effort to be happy is a duty you owe to yourself. The biggest asset that you have is yourself so look after that asset diligently. Even now we know things that should shatter long existing beliefs.
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  5. aqua70's Avatar
    Haha I have a hard time portraying my thoughts to most people, words fall short of what I mean to convey.

    @LP That is another topic. Basically my point was that once in a while we need to pick our heads up and see that there is more to the world or universe than our problems. We are so engrossed in such minute things, like "Oh, I should have said this to Carla as a clap back." When you shouldn't bother with such silly things. I am guilty of stressing over the smallest things so basically it was a message for myself.
    @SaeedinPakistan Right, you can not forget your responsibilities, these thoughts are philosophical. And yes it would change a lot of things for the religious folks because what would be the religion of these beings? Who is to say we are correct and they are wrong? That is just the tip of the iceberg.
    @Bobby1 Yayyy, someone understood me.
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  6. SaeedinPakistan's Avatar
    @aqua70 Naw. The religious folks would see it as a test from God and hold on to their old faiths, like they have for centuries. Sure some will convert just like people converted from Hinduism to Islam back when the Muslims came to the subcontinent but there are still plenty of Hindus there.

    Interstellar (if you haven't seen it already) is a good watch if you're interested in fiction related to space travel. I re-watched it recently and loved how they addressed time-dilation. To experience time-dilation in real life would really be something. The other thing they did with time was 'meh'.
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  7. aqua70's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SaeedinPakistan
    @aqua70 Naw. The religious folks would see it as a test from God and hold on to their old faiths, like they have for centuries. Sure some will convert just like people converted from Hinduism to Islam back when the Muslims came to the subcontinent but there are still plenty of Hindus there.

    Interstellar (if you haven't seen it already) is a good watch if you're interested in fiction related to space travel. I re-watched it recently and loved how they addressed time-dilation. To experience time-dilation in real life would really be something. The other thing they did with time was 'meh'.
    Woah I didn't even think about that! You are right and I probably would be one of them. bahahaa, ok I will check out interstellar. Haven't watched that one yet.
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