Space Race - Is the Finish Line Kindness or Armageddon?
posted on Thursday 02 Nov, 2006.
While watching a special show on the “Space Race” I pondered on the experiences of the astronauts who left our earth for a time. Although the Russians and Americans were deeply competitive about getting the first man on the moon, the asronauts themselves were focussed on doing the best they could in a very alien environment.
It was a Russian who first saw the earth rise over the moon’s horizon. He and his fellow space travellers were in awe. The race ceased to matter. What mattered instead was to appreciate this precious planet that is our home.
Later, one of the American astronauts captured the legendary image of the earth suspended in the blackness in space that we have come to know so well:
Will we mend our ways and learn to treat this home with kindness?
Or will we make it our Armageddon?
If we only learn to give more than we take as a way of life then life on earth will thrive, including ours!
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