Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Whereas last week's Friday Fun Video was a playful one, this week I give you something a little more thought-provoking. Today being Good Friday, I thought it's worth stopping for a moment and considering life on the Pale Blue Dot, as Carl Sagan called our home planet.

Marketing, advertising and public relations move so quickly these days, client demands are ever-growing, the public wants more stuff cheaper, and the Web is filled with vast arrays of data, messaging and crap.

But when we take some time to reflect on our place on the planet and in the universe - how insignificant we really are - it helps to put our life in perspective. So take three minutes out of your day and watch this short masterpiece - and it is just that - by Carl Sagan, who manages to bring it all home. (If you can't see the video in your RSS reader, click here.)

It's healthy to slow down and reflect on the big picture from time to time. It makes you realize how little certain things actually matter.

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