Today, I came across an article describing NASA's search to hire someone to, no joke, actually protect the Earth from alien life. Like, Men In Black style-shit.
At first, I was like, this is a total dream job!
And I even shared it in a private Facebook group I belong to, with that exact message. Because who WOULDN'T want that job? It sounds like everything you ever pretended as a kid, times a million.
NASA is looking for someone with:
But then I got to the bottom of the page, which detailed the pay for such an important job: $124,406 to $187,000 annually.
Is protecting all human life really only worth a maximum of $187,000?
And what does it mean for us mere mortals, creating art, writing words, and making things? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!