Arthur C. Clark is the British science fiction writer who wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. You might have seen the movie. He raises some great questions. What if Earth is the only planet sustainable for life? It is a tremendous amount of responsibility to carry. If we screw up this planet, there’s no other chance. Scary.
But then, what if there is other life out there? That’s a whole new bucket of questions. The manuscript I’m currently editing deals with life outside Earth. Although the species in my manuscript are humanoid, I think it would be extremely arrogant of us to presume life would look and act exactly like us. So what type of life could there be? Could we communicate? There’s so much possibility, Clark was right in using the term terrifying.
At any rate, this quote makes me think and wonder. I hope it does for you too :)