Philosophy, it’s very interesting. On a day that’s marked by the death of Stephen Hawking, it’s important to reflect on somethings that he pointed out.
Something which immediately stuck out to me was his desire to learn more about the universe. Despite not believing in God, he had an awareness that the universe was still connected, often talking about the stars. It’s only a matter of looking up that we can see why he was so fascinated by the world above us. It’s really cool if you think about it.
For a lot of us, we see the sky above as just stars but if you are able to acknowledge that this is all inter-connected, then you will really see the beauty of this world. I love seeing what’s around me, seeing the natural beauty as well as the man-made beauty such as art and music that portrays our mood so perfectly. At night-time, we can see the stars and see this clear sky that is filled with all this tiny clusters that has been used for direction across the sea for many years before us.
So, this runs along the lines of my recent Philosophy about appreciating what’s around us. We seek for a better future but it starts with the present then only can be really understand our impact on this world. Seek to make a difference everyday and take time to appreciate. This is a world that is remarkable in the sense that we are able to live on it in perfect conditions. We are greedy and that changes with your own actions. Hawking said that we are on a “Minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That’s what makes us special.”
It’s true, we are so tiny in the grand scheme of things and we have decided to live it by being greedy and not having time for the important things in life. The truth is that we should take time to understand the universe around us and with the death of such a role model to us all, perhaps we will see the reality of our world by looking back at his incredible work. Perhaps we will start to appreciate his words of wisdom and live by the morals that he inspired us all to take up.
“It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious.”
So, the last words of my post will be to enforce the above quote. Hawking knew that love and humour were important to our lives. He knew a lot. So, by following in his foot-steps and being curious about what’s really out there, we can all live fulfilling lives rather than the boring ones we set out for.
Go for your dreams and live with purpose. It’s the way to go.
Rest in peace.