SMACS 0723 is the name of one of the galaxies in our universe. This was recently photographed by the much celebrated James Webb telescope.
SMACS 0723 sits a cool 4.6 billion light-years from our Earth. What does this mean? That the the light we see making up the photograph captured by the telescope was emitted shortly before our planet formed.
Think about that for a second. The size and scale of what is going on beyond our blue planet is just unimaginable.
And all this we see from the perspective of our tiny lives, typically just a 100 years end to end, no matter king of the world or pauper on the street.
Despite this, the ego inside has swelled up as though we are the centers of the universe itself. How ironic, isn’t it?