One Voice of the Cosmic Fugue: Developing a worldview

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The theme of this film is very relevant to my life. I was raised a Catholic, and then a Christian, and am a member of a Western culture, as such I have been socialized to perceive my planet as the center of the universe. This has not contributed to my development of a worldview, because so much of my culture emphasizes the individual, and to only look out for myself…

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Sagan's theme reflects my personal development to give consideration to others on my planet, by virtue of having to consider the idea of "life out there". I was also able to reflect on my day-to-day consumption and lifestyle behaviors and to be more aware of the impact my decisions and actions have on the world that I share with others.
It also made clear to me that while we focus on the concept of there being only us (Earth) as being the only inhabited planet that we are more motivated to squabble between ourselves, as nations and societies, rather than realize our potential as one species amongst numerous possible others. For me, the idea that other life could exist in the wider universe motivates me to reflect on how I treat 'others' in my day to day life, how I perceive cultural differences, and how I tolerate these differences. I like to think that if other life forms exist 'out there' that they would have advanced social practices that would inspire us here on Earth to respect each other more, to be truly multicultural, to not be focused on attacking each other, and to lose our interest in making consumer items, profit and social power the motivation to explore, enjoy, destroy or subjugate.
A question that the film raised for me was: Do I think that technology is the path to survival of our species To date there is a lack of evidence to ...
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