I don't understand how astronomers are able to give a fuck about anything in their daily lives. If I had to think about stuff like this all day I'd start drinking as soon as I got in my car to go home and quickly end up in prison. I almost dropped out of school once because I couldn't stop thinking about how the sun was eventually going to consume the earth and how everything was pointless. Then I got over it.

When trying to conceive of the utter abyss of space I think everyone is either drawn towards the Lovecraft view of it and despair at our insignificance or the Sagan view of it and get excited about our uniqueness. Shut up Liam.

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