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How Space Can Heal What Divides Us

How Space Can Heal What Divides Us

Sep 5, 2019-- The Overview Effect is the experience many astronauts describe after seeing the Earth from space. "There, devoid of territory lines and set in the vast backdrop of the universe, this spectacle gives them a new perspective on our need to come together as a global society. For most, it is profoundly life-changing." Two years ago, MaryLiz Bender was so inspired by this phenomenon that she sold her belongings and set out for a minimal life on the road in search of answers from astronauts to better understand their transformation. In all of her interviews, the common theme was that seeing the Earth from space causes a shift in perspective that elevates empathy. In this article, Bender shares what she's learned and provides insights into the profound effects of living from a place of awe and wonder. (1735 reads)

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