Space […] is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. (H2G2)
When contemplating the importance of something like career or personal legacy, I like to regain perspective by considering cosmic scale.
My mantra for such moments is: “what would the wise space baby make of all this?”
(Yes, I know he’s called the “star child”, but “wise space baby” is funnier to me).
This lovely eight-minute film does a nice job of visualising cosmic scale:
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