About the space poet, and what his popularity says about us

I came across this thought-provoking section by @cmdr_hadfield in a Redditt chat.   I think it is worth spreading.

New Dawn - NASA

Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.

Hadfield draws such respect from people that I notice many on social media write to him as ‘Sir’.

Chris Hadfield floating casual

On CBC Radio Q, Jian Ghomeshi just now devoted his intro essay to thoughts about why Commander Chris Hadfield’s community engagement via social media has led to such massive international response while on the International Space Station.

Ghomeshi said that Hadfield brought an optimism to our world, and taught us that we are a little less jaded than we may seem.  He talked of magic and of dreams.  He taught us to be reaching for our own version of the stars.  He was in fact an ambassador of hope.

(Image credits: NASA)

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