Deal more kindly with one another

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Even after decades, the image of the pale blue dot, our planet Earth in space, remains an important image in our collective memory. (Footage with Carl Sagan’s words.)

There is perhaps no better demonstration
of the folly of human conceits
than this distant image of our tiny world.
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.
Carl Sagan

Carl SaganFootage as seen in 2014’s COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey, written by Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, Cosmos Studios, Inc., Copyright © 2013

Passage written by Carl Sagan for the book Pale Blue Dot published by Random House, Copyright ©1994 Democritus Properties, LLC, available at

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