I don't know if you all heard about Felix Baumgartner's free-fall from space, wearing a spacesuit. He was the first human to break the sound barrier...WITHOUT a freaking plane! This guy is a rock star. Even watching the video makes me sick to my stomach. Can you imagine standing on the edge of space and having the guts to JUMP??
It's so much better to hear about someone doing something fantastic like this for the sheer pleasure of saying it can be done -- than say, politics and idiots arguing over garbage they won't fix. These people set a goal and did it. THAT is the human spirit at its best.