Am I the only person who finds Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey to be an intensely uplifting show?

I've been rewatching it and got to "When Knowledge Conquered Fear," which is all about Newton and Cooke and Halley and the development of the scientific method and the discovery of gravity. And by the end end of it I was in tears because it is so deeply moving - not just a story of human achievement and discovery, but a tale of friendship and overcoming mental illness (Newton is believed to have been bipolar).

I'm sure it's not just me. But I am a physics minor, and Cosmos fully encapsulates everything I love about science in general and physics in particular. Because the moon revolves in a fixed orbit around the Earth, we can calculate the strength of gravity and the movements of stars and galaxies we can barely see, and discover exoplanets and maybe one day will walk on the moon again. And I feel like I'm putting this very ineloquently, because there's so much deduction and reasoning and mental tour de force and...

It's like the show says. More people know the names of mass murderers than a guy like Ort, who did so much for science. When we got the Maxwell Equations in my PHYS1121 class last semester, one of the people next to me asked why should we care? and it took all I had to hold my tongue because those equations defined modern science. They proved that electricity and magnetism were one in the same, paving the way for science to unite the weak and strong nuclear forces with it, and discover quarks and leptons, and waste years of their lives trying to find a way to unify gravity with the rest of the fundamental forces - basically, they are the core of the Unification Theory, the ball that got it all rolling - and the professor couldn't make them see how amazing they were.

Granted, he was a bad professor, and by that point in the semester even I had largely stopped caring, but the fact remains science should be a priority. My mother has a coworker whose grandson is being moved from a church run kindergarden to a public school, and how both the kid and the grandmother are throwing a fit because church comes first and the kid's favorite part of the day is bible study. I'm not saying everyone should love science most, but we're indoctrinating children as young as five with this idea of the world as understood by desert nomads 2,000 years gone. How are we supposed to teach them anything if they thing the bible is infallible and anything that contradicts it is-

I'm going off on a tangent here. I'm just full of feelings at the moment and having trouble expressing them in a useful manner. Things are just strange and my mom is asking about if I'm still okay to manage the trust for my sister's care after she and dad die, and how I should have a better relationship with my sister, and wants to start this prison mental health care reform thing that I agree with but have no idea how we go about starting, and my work is in crisis mode for no good reason and I've this project to do for school that requires my group to make decisions that none of them seem capable of making and I'm feeling like mom again and....

It occurred to me today that I am an adult. I cleaned my bathroom and folded my laundry and fed myself and did homework and schoolwork and I'm happy, but sometimes I find myself thinking: is this it?

And this turned into a strange ramble. I'm sorry.
Science is amazing. One of my biggest regrets is that I don't have the mind for science; it never makes sense to me. But it's so cool!
My homepage is Astronomy Picture of the Day. It's an early morning reminder that we're a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Which sounded a lot more elegant before I had coffee. Still, there's nothing like a view of multiple galaxies to give the ol' perspective a kick start.