Star Trek is home to many wise words for many a situation, even if they’re said by angry aliens at a cocky Star Fleet captain.
That god for Star Trek because sometimes we get wrapped up in the misery of the day’s news. Especially with so much upheaval about a certain virus and the possibility of it affecting everything from school days to the Olympics themselves, we shouldn’t forget that we’ve been here before. As a species, we’ve endured a lot. From killer mosquitos to mad bovine and even something called a ‘Bieber’.
Canada still owes us for that one.
It’s wise to remember that the resiliency of the human race is not one to scoff at. We’re capable of doing some amazing things. Surviving a fall from a plane? Yup, we can do that. Finding a way to get to the moon? We can do that. Trying to understand how Keith Richards is still standing? Ok, some things are still a mystery to us but let’s take tonight to look at Star Trek: Enterprise, and the 18th episode of season three: Azati Prime. In it is this week’s quote to keep in mind, and it’s said by none other than Commander Dolim, a member of the Xindi. He remarks about the fortitude of mankind,
"I had no idea that humans were so resilient. It’s not a trait found in most primate species."
Ok sure, he said it condescendingly, and it wasn’t exactly a compliment but it’s true. We are a resilient bunch, and there isn’t much that we as a society can’t handle if we remember that.
I know these can be sappy at times but hey, I like sappy things.
And as always; live long and prosper.