This country’s, and the entire world’s, reaction to the total eclipse of the Sun that occurred on Monday shows how far we haven’t come as a species. It’s not that a total eclipse isn’t cool but it’s our over reaction and gushing over what is essentially a shadow that has me disturbed.
We know what causes an eclipse. In 2017 there is no mystery to it. Also, a total eclipse occur around every 18 months but because the Earth is mostly water no one is standing there to see it. There is no reason to gush, cry, or other crazy hysterics when viewing a total eclipse.
How about next time we just view it and say, “Hmmmm. That was cool.” Then move on with our lives.