We have a very special gift.

For a few decades, we get to be on this planet. We get to be alive. We get to love each other. We get the chance to spend a lifetime experiencing totally unique things in a way no other person ever has or will, and we need to maximize the time spent enjoying this whole thing together, hopefully leaving behind a legacy that enables those that come after us to do the same.

We are the shepherds of this world and it’s up to us to take care of it and everything on it. We’re not far from being able to spread to other places in the solar system, and eventually the rest of the galaxy, and it’s important that we learn to use our time wisely to develop ourselves not only as individuals but also as parts of the greater organism that is the entire human species, and more generally, all of life.

I hope that in my lifetime I get to see an Earth unified under a set of common ideas, among them freedom, peace, and compassion. These are the things that are important. Nothing else.

Take care of yourselves and look out for each other.

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