“I think we’re going to do it, and I think that we must pay what needs to be paid. I don’t think we ought to waste any money, but I think we ought to do the job.” – President John F. Kenned
Sixty years later we wonder what happens if we apply that level of vision and boldness to look inward and take on challenges that affect us directly – from social justice and inclusion, to environmental and health. A successful moon landing was possible because everyone’s energy was dedicated to a shared belief and outcome and therefore attracted the engagement and contribution demanded despite the risks involved.
“No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” – David Attenborough
Think like an astronaut
The Earth is made of many beings, all linked to each other, and if we want to keep calling this beautiful place our home, we will have to learn more about these relationships, and how our actions impact the planet’s beauty. To do this, we have to zoom out – to look at the world like an astronaut and see the whole picture.