…regardless of our resolutions and regardless of our ability to achieve those resolutions, our lives on this lonely cosmic outpost, this \”Pale Blue Dot,\” continue on. Until, of course, they don\’t. And that, in itself, is something to consider as we gird our loins for another of our yearly treks into resolution-land.
What, really, is the point of it all?
To answer that question you could turn to religion or you could turn to philosophy or, best of all, you could turn to Carl Sagan (with an assist from Adam Winnik and Hans Zimmer).