Do you feel insignificant? Do you feel absolute amazement at the size of the universe? Is it a religious experience for you? Or does it make you think scientifically about light traveling through space, being slightly deflected by strong gravitational fields, getting scattered in the atmosphere before a tiny tiny fraction off all that light being produced by the star shoots through your pupil and hits your retina where it is converted into electrical impulses that are sent to your brain? Do you find answers? Or just more questions? Do you wonder who else on earth is looking at the exact same stars at the exact same time? Do you wonder if beings on another planet are looking at the same stars, seeing them in a different pattern than what you see? Or do you just think "hey look, stars. That's nice...I'm hungry."
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I do feel insignificant, but I also feel at peace... there is something so relaxing about looking up at the stars that I can't explain. It's like a spiritual experience for me. I don't think about all the inner workings of the stars -- I think that just detracts from the beauty of it. I just stand there in amazement at how something so magnificent can exist, and appreciate it for what it is.
It makes me feel hopeful and appreciative. Looking up at the stars on a clear night is such a simple act... and yet most people don't take the time to slow down and take it all in. So, doing so makes me feel hopeful and optimistic. There is more beauty in this world than most people realize, but they are so stuck in their pessimistic worlds that they fail to see all of it right in front of them.1