If aliens landed in your backyard today, and asked you to introduce yourself on behalf of the planet, what story would you tell them?
What if they asked everyone on Earth the same question?
Do you think there is the slightest chance that if we got all people to work together, we could come up with a story that every single person currently living on this planet would approve and say, yes, this is who we are, this is what we dream about, and this is how we’re going to get there?
What if the aliens would destroy our whole planet if we couldn’t come up with such story?
We’d better start looking for one, before we blow up this whole precious planet ourselves.