From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest.
But for us, it’s different.
On it everyone you love,
everyone you know,
everyone you ever heard of,
every human being who ever was,
lived out their lives.
In our obscurity, in all this vastness,
there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another,
and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot,
the only home we’ve ever known.
節選自― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space