Anyway, here is a great essay on aspirations and dreams and importance of encouragement that is not only empty words but *concrete*. By SF author / historian Ada Palmer from her reddit ama.
Answering the question, "What's the most effective way for someone today to encourage space exploration and colonization of other planets?"
"Sometimes people say "Go for it!" and sometimes people say "You'll never be an XXX, you should be a computer science major so you have a secure job." But very rarely do people say "That door is open, but it will close if you aren't careful, so let's sit down together and work out the steps to get you there." So I think we need to do that more."
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