The stars, if not universal, are and have been important to those of us that are able to think here on planet earth. It does not take an indepth scientific knowledge to appreciate in a simple manner the stars, though a more knowledgable view could lead to appreciation and understanding in a new way, but it has been evident through history that people have appreciated them for different reasons and that is no less correct now. The importance of stars, constellations, the moon cannot be undervalued in this generation, people having a tendency to cast eyes down on their own era, but though new knowledge has opened doors to interpret them in different ways, it is the traditional, simple and not time-tempered method of appreciation which is most important – that of recognition. Though those who enable greater views through study of skies, through astrology, cartology, cadastrology or astronomy and its ability to give us insight into the creation of our universe gives us the ability to travel farther in all meanings of those words, right now I am interested in the simple recognition felt by those doing the travelling, making the tangible changes we appreciate at all times unless one is one who rejects progress, a disgusting ape whose purpose is to have us question the morality and reason behind technology and exploration. The stars offer a familiar unknown that knowledge will not change, for it is the familiarity which draws comfort, not the mystery. One who explores the whole world, crossing cultures and many kinds of boundaries will look and find stars and the skies a constant, and a constant reminder of the relative unimportance of earth. It is cliché but for good reason that the stars are home to many, the many including explorers, those wandering without love, those working and living through travel and the love, conscious or not, for the skies, is universal in that it has preference to or by noone- it crosses culture, beliefs, status and style, never stopping its amazing rotations. If you dont believe me then take a look at the stars, at the moon, now or whenever it is possible. If you think I am wrong I would not like to change your point of view, but when you look at them is there no feeling of familiarity? No substance inside that directs you to hold a healthy desire for these orbs, flashing and full, and the flat seeming disc which generously lights the leaves and rocks where you walk? That is a very romantic way of putting it, but there requires no evidence to show yourself what you feel for the stars. Without this initial appreciation we would have no knowledge, no progression, an existance which at this time does not exist.
What else would I be able to compare this familiar appreciation of the stars with? They are not possible to be interacted with, they stimulate (directly) only one of the five sense, they have presumably been around longer than earth and will likely remain afterwards. Though it is tempting to compare the skies with local plants, flowers one has become accustomed to, the comparison is not apt enough. I hate to do it, but I find them best compared with religion, with the religious views of GOD. For defense, this isn’t implying an existance or non-existance of a God, that fact is irrelevant. It is the same response for the stars, the familiar distant desire, as those who feel for god feel god. Anyways, it can be seen clear as day the effect stars have on culture and society, and though they are not exactly worshipped, they are appreciated by those high and low. Perhaps a comparison is not necessary- though one might exist, is it it really raising the value of the stars to compare them? (! Note at bottom of this page says: like a mosquito trying to suck blood out of a rock) Is it possible to raise or lower the value of the stars? The only people unable to appreciate the stars and skies are those with their freedom stripped away, those without sight, and those without will. If you have not been chained under a roof and can see, what is there to stop you from looking, giving that part some call soul a drink? If you find yourself wandering, or in any case under the stars, try looking up, try recognizing something. It has always been a sign of submission to cast your eyes downward, so why not put them up? Take whatever you like and understand what is there to be understood, if you can, and take pleasure out of that which you cannot control. There is nothing in life that has not happened and passed, so trust that what comes will benefit you, will make you stronger, will help you see your own goals and those of the large panorama. But of course there are new ideas, new concepts, new technology that builds off of previous and now we can fly- but it is saying that new has been ushered before and always will, so you might be best off understanding and moving with the new, unless a legacy of extinction is your goal. How is it, now we can fly? Man’s greatest wish for generations and more is true. The act of looking to the skies and seeing humans is new and for many the novelty is gone, it is a logically sound, supported and efficient way to travel. Why Not? It brought us one step closer to the stars, the up, where clearly by now we even have exponentially surpassed levels towards them. What is there to complain about when we go forward? If there has ever been a time to look at stars and determine how they have impacted us, where our appreciation for them will take us, what they mean to you personally, now might be it. Do you work in a field where an appreciation or understanding for the stars benefits you? Have you generally noticed them through your life? Don’t take them for granted, it was the stars that led to human flight. This view is constructive, not destructive: in at least seeing the impact the stars have made on us as society, as humans or deeper, personally, it encourages forward growth along the same path, or in an other way encourages a rebellion against it, with attempts to ground, to stabilize, which adds only an opportunity for the general forward motion to surpass this obstacle, giving an opportunity to experience higher velocity and the uncovering, the violent stripping away of the coverings which lay above innovation. How deep do you want to go? Do you want to stay at the surface, accepting whatever is thrown your way, being easily influenced by those below you as well as by phenomena above and around you? Or would you like, do you have to be deep, accepting scraps, needing to take full advantage of every opportunity, which come more rarely, understanding the basic necessity and method of survival better than many, to be under greater pressure? Many have no choice, and many more are not even aware of it, of their choice or their apparant position. But this position, be it mental, physical, societal, or any ordered and rankable group, affects, directly influences and changes the way you recieve information and communication through the senses, the particulars you recieve, and also what you do with what is incoming to you. Stars are a good example of this- those that are deeper, in darker territory, will see the stars differently than those on the surface, and though this is not concrete fact, it can be generally seen those deeper will catch dimmer, more obscure visions of estrellas and largely of those that shine most prominently in the sky, and this perhaps lends a more mysterious, possibly more sacred view of them, because they are all the more seemingly unchangeable, requiring undeceptively more effort to reach than for those on the surface, and considerably more effort to understand. Without praising, those at deeper levels will have more hardness in their lives- harder truths, harder fallacies, harder shells to penetrate. On comparison, those on the surface see the stars often, see the stars in constant multitudes, watch and gain understanding of progression through watching others’ regular attempts to become closer to the stars. So if the stars are and have been this important, why aren’t they talked of more? Why isn’t the love of a mother for her child common in speech, or the topic of insticts? It doesn’t really matter, for if you know what you know, and you understand which is right, then what matters is that you hold on to this knowledge and act according to it. The past gives one piece of advice: keep moving forward, which applied in any situation will keep you at the minimum in the running for a good life. Insecurity should not slow you down, whether you are facing someone who is or experiencing it yourself, and the only way to deal with one of a negative view is to keep moving forward, understanding what you are doing to keep the current in your direction. Understand yourself and you understand the world, aren’t those famous words? Understanding isn’t necessary but it is useful, familiarity and recognition likely to serve better in the long run. Treat your life like you treat stars – see what it has to offer and respect it for holding much, much of which you will never know. Know the stars will eventually reach their destination, be it destruction or life, and that your instincts are to be trusted to explain any decisions or obstructions you face. The cleanest water can at the wrong time slow the current, so watch for signs and never hesitate to alter direction or speed if the fear is for the wrong path. The easiest way to arrive at the right place is through work and patience, determination and instinct, direction and confidence. If it is just stepping outside for a cigarette or the long end of a journey, it doesn’t matter the situation, take a moment you have to see the stars. They’ll be there after you die and they will be there long after your problems are resolved, whether they fade or explode, so it bears no harm to notice the stars, and notice they also shine in the eyes of many in the rest of our world, in different lifestyles, different hopes and levels of recognition, technology, or quality, of person or of life. Frame it differently and the stars will be there when you are alive and when you die, so in a funny way it might be worth it to give them a time of value to watch. That idea with forward motion will keep the perspective of life proper, with the stars being more than objects to look at.