Good process leads to good outcomes.*
What happens because of what happens next?**
Here is a journey into the future.
We not only imagine and reflect upon what we will say or do next, but also on what will happen because of this.
In some small way, we are capable of shaping the future in a small but good way.
In 1990, the Voyager spacecraft, as it was about to leave our solar system, reversed its camera to take a final picture before being shut down to conserve energy.
The iconic picture of a blurred dot of light in an arc of sunlight^ was reflected upon by Carl Sagan, the scientist whose appeal had turned the camera around, offering us a very good perspective from which to understand our life together on this tiny planet:
the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the follow 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.^^
*From Seth Godin’s The Practice;
**From Alex McManus’ Makers of Fire;
^This is an enhanced image;
Carl Sagan, from Maria Popova’s Figuring.