»>This is your brain on sugar«<
This explains a LOT.
If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth.
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. - Natalie Dormer
The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation.
Don’t we all have days where we wish we could take a one-way ticket to Mars?
That’s every day for these Mars One applicants.
Here’s another short documentary video about Mars One that has been making the rounds.
Like Wanderlust, this is another beautifully constructed film with a very interesting and personal look into the candidates. This one, however, has much more of a melancholy feel, and is focused more on what the candidates will be leaving behind.
It’s true that I’m usually pretty chipper and cheerful on the topic of Mars One (mainly because I’m so excited!) but all of us who have applied have had to get to grips with the idea that we will be leaving Earth behind, and everything that goes with that. And part of that is a sadness and awareness of what and who we will miss, as well as what we will gain.