When did we stop dreaming?

when did we stop wondering if there was something more out there? when did we stop becoming curious about the world around us? when did we stop pushing our limits and forget our curiosity about not just the mysteries of our world but the universe in which we live? when did we give up on our dreams of leaving this world?
we have the chance to explore new planets, to push the boundaries of what is know, to move beyond what we once thought we were capable of. yet we squander this chance on the political troubles of a world so wrapped up in itself that it can't see the opportunity we have been presented with.
lets take those chances and those risks. lets move beyond that which we know to worlds beyond ours and lets push the limits of our knowledge to new and more incredible heights.
let us move beyond that which we know for humans curiosity has been the driving force to the new ages in which our ancestors once lived. and it is the driving force which has lead us to this new age, the age of man, the age of information, the digital era. and it is that curiosity that can lead us into the next great age of man, the space age.
lets remember that curiosity and forget about these mundane lives we have become so content to know. lets achieve the greatness we all know lies within us and reignite that dying spark of curiosity. lets remember what makes us human and push forward into a universe that calls to our greatness.
let us become more than just a brief spark of life, and become that which we have only dreamed of.
let us live that dream once more and push our final frontier.

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    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2012, 8:57 pm
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    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2012, 9:02 pm
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    I never stopped wondering... I just stopped giving a shit.

    • Disco
    • December 24, 2012, 12:53 pm
    so have a lot of people unfortunately, that's why i say this.
    - 24paperwings December 24, 2012, 2:36 pm
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    I still wonder at the world. But most don't care much about what's around it any more.

    which is why we need to start thinking about it once more!
    - 24paperwings December 24, 2012, 4:02 pm
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    who the hell keeps downrating all the time? do we have lurkers or something?
    - 24paperwings December 27, 2012, 12:53 pm
    Idk. I +3'd this, and here's a +1 for your comment. Or maybe you pissed someone off on this site :O
    - casper667 December 27, 2012, 3:04 pm
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    I am one of the few people who still wonder about things, my curiosity has never really gone away. I think it's how students are taught in public school, they are taught in a system that rewards mediocrity, stunts curiosity, and punishes those who ask too many questions. They teach kids an opposite reality and ultimately doom them for failure.

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    I never stopped wondering, became a scientist for this reason

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    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2012, 9:01 pm
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    24paperwings, the wonder is still out there. I challenge myself to learn something new every day. In my lifetime I've watched technology grow by leaps and bounds. I may be dating myself here when I say this but when I was in high school there was no internet for personal home use. Now we're connected to people all over the world in an instant. The important thing is that you don't stop questioning and that you keep inspiring people to talk about it like you are now.

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    Physics, man. Study physics. I personally am an Astrophysics researcher studying galaxy clusters- the largest gravitationally bound systems in the universe. The curiosity is there, and it drives whole fields of science, like physics, to discovery. +3, good sir.

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    Okay, Ember will be an astronaut. She will discover a new planet and name it The Glorious Planet of Ember. Ember will name the first rock she sees Philip the Philanthropist and we will go on space adventures together spreading peace and yoga.
    This is how you put your helmet on, right?
    cat astronaut

    • ember
    • January 14, 2013, 4:32 pm
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    if you can get people to stop worrying over the small things that do not apply anywhere maybe, just maybe, you can get them thinking about the big things. also, i'm gonna go ahead and blame the government. cause it's what i do. side note, most people stopped wondering about beyond when they started excessively worrying about things like taxes, jobs, that psycho down the street and the 18 registered sex offenders that live nearby.

    • December 24, 2012, 5:42 pm
    the big things should be our priority, people need to let go of this petty bullshit that has become so prominent in our society. and i actually agree with you about it being the governments fault. they should be putting more money to space than almost anything else. imagine the potential we have to expand beyond where we are now days. this may be our only shot to do this as well. hopefully we make the most of it.
    - 24paperwings December 25, 2012, 3:14 pm
    honestly though, once we expand beyond this planet where does it end? i know yes, lets go places, explore more, leave this planet, etc. once we have the ability to shovel people to a different planet where does it stop? granted 35,000,000 years in the future when humanity had expanded it'll be cool and all. what do you think the governments of our world would do if their taxpayers left the planet? do you think they'd let it go that far? i dont. when interplanetary travel becomes reality it'll be like the Am. revolution but on a larger scale. earth sends a representative and military presence to make sure the new planet pays taxes, gives oath, whatever. and it goes from there. i'm american so i'm a bit biased on this but i'm sure using your own examples you can see where humanity is headed.
    - MIKYTEY December 25, 2012, 4:43 pm
    oh don't get me wrong it's gonna be an absolute shit show for a while, planets will revolt and things will suck for a long long time. but after a while i think people would learn to work together again. to be honest it could all go to shit but i think in time we could learn to work together. the only thing we need to do is get to that point (fyi i'm a bit out of it so i'll repsond better later lol)
    - 24paperwings December 25, 2012, 5:28 pm
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