One of my favorite bits of wisdom involves Edgar Mitchell explaining how traveling to outer space changed his perspective of earth.

Mitchell, an Apollo 14 astronaut and the sixth person to walk on the moon, said, “From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you [SOB].’ ”

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