Years ago, my best friend asked who out of everyone living or dead would I want to…

Years ago, my best friend asked who out of everyone living or dead would I want to have with me on a desert island.  She thought herself the peak of cleverness for saying "Nobody" because she would not wish such a cruel fate upon her friends.

I answered, with only a moment's thought, "Carl Sagan".  At that time Carl was already lost to us, and after all, you have eternity to experience death, but only a short time to enjoy this life, this earth, this universe. 

And the more I think on it, I don't believe many of us appreciate our universe quite as much as Carl Sagan did.  He shared his love of science and gave us all a better appreciation for the world around us.  And so today #CarlSagan is trending on Google+.

I ♥ you G+ community 🙂  Stay awesome!

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3 thoughts on “Years ago, my best friend asked who out of everyone living or dead would I want to…

  1. I would not say I was being clever.  I think I was trying to be unselfish.  Which if you are stuck on an island, with no hope for escape and limited food / water.  Why would I want to put anyone else in that type of pain?  Well atleast Carl Sagan, could tell you more about astronomy and possibly be able to get you off the island.  So maybe that just might work…  So I guess I will chalk it up to different perspectives…

  2. But most people just think about who they want to spend time with. You were clever enough to figure out how selfish it is to make someone else suffer with you. It was clever, and you knew it 🙂