After work one day i passed an opossum who had been struck by a vehicle in the road and thought, how cunning this animal is. Obviously this was an act of desperation that brought the Marsupial this close to danger. You almost never see one in the open, which brought me to a very serious realization. Actually in his eyes the Opossum thinks we know nothing of his existance. Always in the shadows, slithering through our human obsticles blending in to our environment like a ninja in the night.
Only we know everything about them, where they originated, how they live, what they eat, breeding behavior and even their habitat. And he knows nothing of our comprehension.
This same ideology can be applied to our place in this universe. you see, in many ways….we as a species, are the opossum.
It would be almost ignorant to believe our every thought or action can be controlled by fear. Or that we are alone in this vast galaxy of inadequate opportunity.