This Carl Sagan video has been floating around the interwebs for awhile now, but it never gets old. Our world, as we're sure you're aware, is far from perfect. Crises and conflicts both abroad and at home seem to portend of our impending doom; we are far down the slippery slope, and picking up speed. But this is not the first time things have seemed dire, and it won't be the last.
And yet we are still here. Carl Sagan, in prescient words written decades ago, reassures us that we are a remarkable species, and that greatness—after we've ironed out our kinks—awaits.