There's a band called The Graduate, and they had a song called Into the Blue. The lyrics are surprisingly apropos -- "Tell the crew below/ We're never going home." Seeing the Earth from space is just a small step in the right direction, in my opinion.
WOOHOOO!!!! Now I can retire! :-D
... How... did I get up here?!
"They should have sent a poet!"
Sanjoy, GET UP HERE!!!!
I think Ivan Lima has it right, they should've sent a poet really.
I believe that none of us can actually answer to this question without actually experiencing it.
Supposedly, when one sees his homeworld from space, in it's entirety, it changes his perspective of everyday realities.
Didn't someone say that all the politicians should first be sent to orbit to take a look at Earth before going on about their business?
I think seeing the Earth from space would really put into perspective of how tiny, rare, insignificant, and beautiful we all are.. and would probably give me great motivation to do everything in my power to preserve it, and not destroy it. Thanks for the great question!