ΑΘΗΝΑ 2004 | Athens 2004

Wonderful, just wonderful.

That’s the best description I can give after watching the Olympic opening in Athens, Greece.

To see all these countries come in (in Greek alphabetical order), some in large groups, some in small, a few having only one, two, or three athletes, but nevertheless present. To watch the diversity of the world present on such a small area, standing shoulder to shoulder, friendly, without obvious hatred, religious fanaticism, or other prejudices is just heart-warming. At least to me.

It makes you wonder why we cannot overcome our difficulties as mankind and just live together in peace and strive to work on the common good. Gaia (or mother Earth or Terra, depending what you prefer) weeps, her children not caring for her as they used to. We need all of our effort to focus on keeping Gaia alive and clean to keep living there together with all the other non-human life forms.
It is also the challenge of stepping out into space, exploring the vastness of that galaxy, universe, kosmos out there. Suppose there is life out there, beyond what is present here, what wouldn’t it think of us, acting barbaric towards eachother, exploiting eachother.

We need to become more human…

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