Perspective shift

From NASA’s website:

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb’s First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail. Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared – have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground.

I read a Tweet that said, “Of all the hundreds of trillion stars and galaxies, we inherited the planet with a 40-hour workweek.”

That one made me laugh. But when we do remember how large the universe is, why do we care so much about the problems we have? They obviously do matter but most are not as important as we make them. That’s because perspective matters. My favorite thing to do when I go camping is to stare at the stars. It’s a reminder that we are not our problems.