Arguments…not what you think

I woke up at 4:00am today. I couldnt sleep. Had an bad dream so I’m here dumping my thoughts onto this thing.

There is a hot topic at my house, between my wife (yes you’ve made it very clear that we’re not married yet)….so my girlfriend. Like all couples we argue and you know what? That’s ok. To me the most heated discussions happen when we touch on this specific topic…

Why should humanity go to Mars or any other planet.
I know she doesn’t care as much but I do but I become extremely worked up when we talk about it. It stems from the feeling that reaching another planet from a human experience just seems so…so AWESOME! Think about all that humanity has gone through, from living in a world where penicillin didn’t even exit , people would use bloodletting to cure common ailments, to popular religions persecuting out of the box thinkers, from the first tool, the printing press, the cotton gin, the type writer, the computer, the internet, to the ability to talk to someone circling the EARTH via reddit. Humanity has come a long long way. Now imagine? When we, humanity, leave Earth to set foot on another planet. Yep, im actually getting teary eyed just thinking about it. It just means a lot.

Someone or something put us here with nothing to our name. We found a way to continue to survive and now we hatched and reached the point where we can look out, stretch out wings, and explore. Yes, ill be one of those people who might have cried when humanity landed on the moon and I think I will cry when we land on Mars. Will I get to see this day? No.

My wife…she isnt too thrilled with the idea. I still love her though :-p

Armando Padilla – On…”reaching for the stars”

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