To boldly go

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Explore.

There’s a sentiment about our time period that I’ve seen floating around the internet that reflects nicely my feelings on the topic of explore.

“Born to late to explore the Earth. Born too soon to explore space.”

I may have modified it slightly, but you get the point.

The Earth has by and large been explored. There’s no, we’ve just found a new continent or society or civilisation or anything like that. Imagine how amazing it must have been to discover that there’s a whole new continent, with people’s and societies and ways of life, that you never knew about. All those new things to learn and discover. It must have been a really exciting time.

Sure we still get the occasional  new discovery in the jungles and the like, new plant or animal species, maybe some undiscovered ancient ruins, but it doesn’t have the wow factor of discovering a whole new continent.

So we can’t explore the Earth and space travel still looks to be some way off so we can’t explore that either. Annoyingly we are stuck in between the two.

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