We will never run out if….

Posted: October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
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This morning I caught a glimpse of a story featuring Elon Musk.  For anyone who doesn’t know Elon Musk is CEO and founder of the company Tesla, Tesla builds electric cars, high end very fast electric cars and he is also CEO of SpaceX, SpaceX builds rockets that launch things into outer space. Pretty cool credentials right. So what was the article about? Oh I am so glad you asked.

Elon Musk, believes that man must colonize Mars if our species wants to avoid extinction. Elon Musk also believes that, the reason most of space seems dead is because many civilizations succumbed to being a one planet species.

That is kind of hard to wrap your mind around isn’t it. The destruction of earth. That is the first unimaginable.  Something that happens every day and every night may not continue to happen. Sun set and sun rise. There will come a day when earth will no longer be here and even sooner than that there will come a day when the environment on earth will no longer support human life. Depending on trends in numbers like pollution and population growth this day may come sooner than later.

Will man be ready to take flight? Further than Mars further than Pluto. Into the darkness? Light years away. Into the unknown the void. Where gods battle. Into space…

Ha but seriously we can be tempted to scoff off talk of interstellar travel but doing the math one cannot help but see the need for becoming more than simply a one planet civilization. Either that or a civilization that does not grow that becomes stagnant and can be compared to a hamster spinning on a wheel and going nowhere.

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It can be tempting to put yourself in a holding pattern. Not learn new things, keep from applying for other jobs seeking a promotion, reaching beyond where you are and what you can see. Towards the unknown. You may feel like reaching out pushing yourself harder and breaking through barriers will put you in a postion of less resources but I can guarantee you one thing. In the vastness of life you will never run out. You will have to be flexible but you can never learn all there is to know or travel everywhere there is to travel. The older religious folks when speaking to the laurels of charity used to say “you can never out give God” and they were right.

Don’t allow barriers to stop you from being the best you that you can be. You can be so much more than you are right now and right now you are pretty great. I want to encourage all of us tonight to go out side look into space and dream and work and live as big as we can!





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