A few thousand people have signed up for a one-way ticket to Mars in 2022. It could mean they have nothing to lose. Or, they are adventurous enough to forfeit life, for it is venturing into the unknown where even death is a mystery. Or, perhaps it is all about looking for something better.
This is what puzzles me. If we want something better, why don't we attempt it here? Why do we turn our faces away from where we belong?
“Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores?...
I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far"