Humbled by exploration

Over the course of the last week I’ve read about Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos’ forays into space. My immediate response has been dismissive… “What’s the point?…It’s all about ego….Think about what they could do with all that money helping those who desperately need it on planet earth”.

Then my not so immediate thoughts kick in. “It’s been an isolating year and a half… We’ve been lonely homebodies… It’s time to get out and explore and push ourselves like never before, setting lofty goals. It’s who we are. Daring to take on the improbable is what has shaped our modern world, be it engineering feats, mobile tech or flying in space”.

Branson and Bezos remind us of that.