Years ago, I used to think the universe was a vast, cold dark, empty place to which my existence mattered not even the tiniest bit.
Then I listened to a Radiolab podcast that changed my perspective.
The episode explores how we see color. And color, of course, is a function of light.
As a human being, I see only a fraction of the light that fills the universe. Gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, infrared, and low and high frequency light all exists, but I can’t see any of it.
But just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there!
This helped me realize that there’s often a disconnect between what we experience and what is so.
And just knowing that, I hope, makes us better able to live with greater awareness and compassion for ourselves and others.
The universe might be vast and cold, but I no longer think it’s the dark empty place I once thought it was.
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