Watch How People React When Shown Earth from Space [VIDEO]

A small change in perspective goes a long way.

Jan 28, 2016

“When you look back at the planet and you realize that it’s our planet and it’s where all of us live, it’s just very hard to feel in any way separate.” This is how NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman describes feeling when looking at Earth from space.

Many others had similar reactions when asked how they felt when shown a picture of Earth from space in this two-minute video by Upworthy:
“Makes me feel small.”
“We’re all in this together.”
“I feel like a part of something...big!”

This shift in awareness is known as the Overview Effect and is associated with a sensation of being part of something bigger, of feeling “we’re all in this together.” Watch as, one after another, people describe the preciousness of planet earth, the necessity of protecting it, and the feeling that we are all one.

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