I call this ball of mud my home. If you travel enough you know how small this planet really is and how great space must be.
I like seing the variety and diversity in this world and its positive influences it can have on oneselve. Everybody should have the chance of going out there with open eyes and feel life.
My most impressive moment: I am a white person and went for a business trip to Kenya. This was truly the first time I felt that I stick out! It sank deep knowing how it must feel the opposite way. But it was also the most breathtaking experience: Whilst standing in the midst of a the flat savannah with hardly any vegetation or any \\"green garden\\" beauty, that is so natural to me, I could feel the beauty of this place. You can feel the land touching the horizon, for the first time you can feel what endless TV shows can only put lifelessly on camera.
I saw a giraffe, some ostrich and rhinos. Animals I knew so well from the zoo\\'s I visited. But I never felt so real or close to nature or life itself on that day.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
You never know until you try and its a worthwhile usage of my idle CPU time. Its a global goal that requires team effort and a common abstract mind that knows neither race, location, heritage, past, present or future.