As I sit here in Tampa International airport and listened to passengers conversations as they walk by I am reminded of a video clip shared to us this week by one of the NASA Educators.
The video entitiled "Everything's Amazing, Nobody's Happy". In it Amercian comedian Louis C.K. talks about how spoiled we all are by the current technology and how our generation has started taking those improvements for granted to the point that we can't appreciate them anymore. His interview tells us that we have basically become a generation of complainers. He reminds us that "Everything is amazing and nobody is happy".
His section on flying is particularly apt "Flying is the worst one because people come back from flights and they tell you their story and it's like a horror story. It's, they act like their flight was like a cattle car in the 40's in Germany. (yeah) That's how bad they make it sound (right). They're like it was the worst day of my life. First of all we didn't board for 20 minutes (right) and then we get on the plane and they made us sit there on the runway for 40 minutes. We had to sit there. Oh really, what happened next? Did you fly through the air incredibly like a bird? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight, you non-contributing zero? Wow, you're flying! It's amazing! Everybody on every plane should just constantly be going, oh my God, wow (yes) you're flying, you're, you're sitting in a chair in the sky (yes, yeah, yeah) but it doesn't go back a lot. And it smells really. You know, here's the thing. People like they say there's delays on flights (yeah) delays really New York to California in 5 hours. That used to take 30 years to do that and a bunch of you would die on the way there and have a baby. You'd be with a whole different group of people by the time you got there. Now you watch a movie you take a dump and you're home."
I for one still marvel at the science and mircale of flight- must remember that if the flight is delayed!
Ali Hughes is the General Manager/CEO at CORE. Ali worked in secondary school teaching and school management in the UK. Moving to New Zealand, she worked for 9 years as Associate Registrar at CPIT, also completing a post-graduate diploma in management. She holds a Masters in Business Administration, and has been recognised with Associate Fellow status of the NZ Institute of Management and as a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors. She also won the ATEM Meritous Services Award in 2010.