I saw this flag on the most beautiful blog I have ever seen and It got me thinking about how we see each other in the grand scheme of things.
We all like to feel we belong, to be a part of something bigger. If we are lucky we are surrounded by family who infuriate us and make us proud in equal measure.
On the next level we like to see ourselves as part of a community, like your village or town, and on it goes. We become quite tribal the further up the scale we go.
For example I live in a village that has belonged to both Yorkshire and Lancashire over the centuries and people can’t agree on which county we live in even now and I have seen it lead to some heated conversations in the local pub.
At the next level when it comes to your country most of us become very patriotic and often become a little suspicious in the first instance of people from other countries but the more I meet strangers and the more I travel the more I discover we all have more in common that we like to admit.
So when I came across this flag it sort of puts the whole tribal thing into some sort of perspective.
The Earth is our home and we should look at it as a global entity. We all have an impact on each other no matter what race or religion we follow.
With this in mind as we start to explore beyond our planet we should have an identity that will be instantly recognisable should ET ever get in touch. I think the design is inspired but then again I am just a simple soul.
Visit http://www.flagofplanetearth.com/#intro-shift and look at the photography and read the logic behind the design, it is breathtakingly simple and I like simple.
I wish my blog could look this good but I am not that talented.