Tiny Point of Light gives opinions on current events
Far beyond Saturn’s rings, a tiny point of light careens around the sun. It is home to roughly 7.1 billion bipedal animals known universally, relatively speaking, as homo sapiens. Many of them give birth, fight wars, and even help one another. They also die - every single one of them.
I interviewed Tiny Point of Light to learn its thoughts on events that seem to be impacting a significant (?) percentage of these intelligent beings.
Did you watch Anthony Weiner’s press conference today?
Are you kidding? I hosted it! I mean, I guess it matters to the local citizens who want a good leader, but in the end, is it worth obsessing over? Look at me. Look at that picture of me and tell me it’s not ridiculous that a man on that dot held a press conference addressing his sexting incident.
Any thoughts on the Royal Baby?
Yes and no. I’m used to welcoming millions of new human beings every day, but I understand why this one was so high-profile. To me, it doesn’t matter that this event received a lot of attention as long as more impacting events get attention as well. It’s an interesting current event and it doesn’t affect anybody whether or not you care about it. Like I always say, “Live and let live.”
What about all the wars, all the killing in the name of a Supreme Being?
Humans are prideful. I don’t mean this in a negative way, but an excess of pride generally leads to conflict. Perhaps if more humans would look up and gaze at the other tiny points of light, there would be less conflict. I’m very idealist, as you can see.
Fair enough, TPL, but are you saying that we are insignificant?
(deep breath) This is a good question. No, humans are definitely not insignificant. A large number of them practice compassion and are trying their hardest to advance civilization without harming others. There are critical thinkers and there are those choose to be ignorant because being otherwise would challenge their identity. Just because I am a Tiny Point of Light in a universe where time and scale are incomprehensibly large and small doesn’t mean that life is meaningless. Rather, it means that humans need to care for themselves so as not to destroy one another. Cherish this opportunity of being alive. Oh, and you know what? I really don’t think that I’m the only celestial body that harbors life. Many astronomers have come to the consensus that there may be more planets than there are stars. That’s pretty insane.
That’s awfully romantic, but it’s nice to hear. This wasn’t too bad, right?
It was pointless, but hopefully I’ve made a mark.
(Image source: @AstroRM)