Sympathy is earned through a measure of struggle, pain, and vulnerability. In showing these things to another person, you show who you are. This is the true you. This is the you only you know who exists when no one else is there. This is the you who, despite closing your eyes, can’t seem to fall asleep at night. In showing this self to another person, you open the door to criticism, to the possibility that the person you’re showing these things to will scoff and laugh in your face, or worse use the things you show them to belittle you and to take you down a notch.
With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.
Huge thanks in the making of the video to the talented trio of Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran and Andrew Tidby, plus Evan Hadfield and all at the CSA.
Honestly, this is even better than you think it will be.
Politicalprof: If NASA marketed itself this way, we’d already have colonies on Mars…
All of our astronauts should be this self-aware.
This is the greatest