In his bedroom, above his bed, in bright orange letters, was the word “DISCOVER”.
They told him that there wasn’t anymore to discover anymore. The world was no longer covered, apparently, and only idiots believed aliens existed or that humanity would still end up on Mars.
It was only the thousandth time someone grabbed his space folder that someone bothered to tell him differently. It was in biology class, and the someone was his favorite teacher, who sat him down after class and gave him a book on marine biology.
“It may be too late to discover the Earth, and too early to travel space, but there were still the depths of the ocean to explore,” he said.
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