Cosmic Advice To Live By



Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who recently brought us images of Belfast and Dublin from orbit, is not merely a decent space-based snapper.

As this illustrated advice from his recent AMA (ask me any questions) session on Reddit by Zen Pencils demonstrates.

Previously: Belfast From Space

Baile Átha Space

[via io9]

23 thoughts on “Cosmic Advice To Live By

  1. Eamo

    So true.

    The great thing about this is the first step: “decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you”, can happen at any time in your life, not just when you’re a kid. It’s also probably the most difficult thing to truly figure out in life.

    I was 20 when I first started playing with code and realised that programming was the most interesting thing I’d ever encountered.

    “There wasn’t a fancy CoderDojo in my day blah blah blah” :)

    Thanks for posting!

    1. Buzz

      Mm depends, eg, deciding to have children when you’re 50 could be less straightforward.

  2. sinabhfuil

    Yeah, right. Everyone who obsesses about being an astronaut and works towards that goal will be one.

    1. Chris

      So you’re saying what? That there’s no point in trying? That’s exactly the kind of attitude that lets life randomly kick them into the adult you don’t want to become.

    2. Rob_G

      thinly-veiled “I wanted to be an astronaut, but didn’t have the same shape-up, fly-right attitude as Cmdr. Hadfield” post

  3. King of the Trees

    Seems like a really down to earth guy…

    Seriously though, inspiring words. I really enjoyed his twitter conversation with the Star Trek cast members too. Proper role model for kids.

  4. Mrs Stapleton

    His tweets from space are incredible. He seems like such a nice guy and this is great advice.

  5. Clark J Hazarde

    I was looking forward to the punchline and for a minute I didn’t get it. But now I do – HE’S CANADIAN!!!!

  6. Clark J Hazarde

    I should also remind you Swissy hippies that in the game of life, privilege always beats ambition.

      1. Clark J Hazarde

        No, the Swiss are a fine bunch. Where the élite will live after the melting of the polar ice and before the re-emergence of Atlantis.

        But don’t pretend you don’t know that Swissy stands for socialist something something winker

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