There are a few reasons why someone may have found the eclipse underwhelming. None are the fault of sun or the moon (or even the earth).
After seeing the eclipse last Monday, I was surprised to see how many people on social media where relatively unimpressed or underwhelmed.
On Facebook and Twitter, I saw people express relative indifference to the alignment of our local celestial bodies that just took place. Admittedly, some of this was good natured fun at their own expense and some were frustrated with their local weather, but some of the posts were sincere.
That’s not good.
I can’t help but wonder, after seeing the eclipse for myself and knowing how dumbfounded and awestruck I was, just what sort of person isn’t impressed? What event or occurrence would be enough to elicit from such an individual an elated, “Cool?”
I get it, it’s cool to be apathetic and it’s rad to seem indifferent to the things the rest of us mysteriously find interesting. But living that experience day in and day out must get exhausting.
On the other hand, being satisfied or even impressed in life, while maybe nerdy sometimes, is a hell of a lot more fun and enjoyable than the alternative.
Or at least that’s how I’d like to live. Because at the end of the day, I won’t remember the things and experiences I tore down and neither will anyone else.
Did the work to make it happen suck? Yes. Did driving for six hours and standing in the sun for hours suck? Yes. Did seeing the moon and the sun align to cast a shadow on the surface of the earth? Not by country mile.
So go ahead, let yourself enjoy something – especially if it was something as awesome as the eclipse. It won’t kill you.