Far out among the infinite stream of galaxies there's one galaxy, so called "Milky Way".

This galaxy contains some 300 billion stars, and somewhere in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm among them lies, a small unregarded yellow star, so called "Sun".

As a guide to the relative physical scale of the Milky Way, if the galaxy were reduced to 130 km (80 mi) in diameter, the solar system would be a mere 2 mm (0.08 in) in width.

Orbiting this at a distance of roughly 150 million kilometers is, at first sight, an utterly insignificant little blue green planet, so called "Earth", whose most intelligent life forms, called "Homo sapiens" or Humans, are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital cameras are a pretty neat idea.

In fact, they are so intelligent that they threaten their own existence with development of weapons of mass destruction.

This planet has a problem, which is this: most of the people on it are unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these problems are largely concerned with the movements of small pieces of paper, which is odd, because on the whole it isn't the small pieces of paper that are unhappy.

And so the problem remained; lots of the people are mean, and most of them are miserable, even the ones with digital cameras.

Many are increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some say that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.

And then, one Friday, about 2000 years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great and nice it would be for people to change, one boy was born on the continent so called "Europe".

Despite of his little different optimistic thinking, he also thinks digital cameras are a pretty neat idea.

And yes, that creature is Me :o)

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