Disney was wrong.

The small-world illusion is just that.

Earth is huge. We know nothing about this world before yesterday, and we haven’t a clue as to what is going on elsewhere in the world other than a small portion of the planet’s surface crust. Our self-absorption denies us the ancient insights gained by looking up to the sky in wonder or sensing that the sea is much more than a giant bathtub that we’ve mastered because we skim across its surface and dive a tiny way into its depths.

It’s a big, big world.

Much bigger than we think. And full of surprises few of us spend any time imagining or searching for.

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