Hier kommt ein Auszug ganz am Ende von The Martian (nicht wirklich spoilery, aber es verrät halt das Ende), der mich tatsächlich zu Tränen gerührt hat:
"The cost of my survival must have been hundereds of millions of dollars. All to save one dorky botanist. Why bother?
Well, okay. Iknow the anser to that. Part of it might be what I represent: progress, science, and the interplanetary future we've dreamed of for centuries. But really, they did it because every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it's true.
If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies.. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don't care, but they're massively outnumbered by the people who do. And because of that, I had billions of people on my side.
Pretty cool, eh?"
Das ist so positiv und im Endeffekt auch wahr. Genau so etwas brauche ich ab und zu, um daran erinnert zu werden, dass die Welt im Großen und Ganzen nicht schlecht ist.
Satori is still sniffing