I'll never forget watching the old cartoon TV movie, Horton Hears a Whobased on Dr. Seuss' book about Horton the elephant who hears a speck of dust talking to him. Horton soon discovers that the speck of dust is a tiny planet that is populated by people called Whos, and he puts it on a clover to protect it, holding it with his trunk. No one else but Horton can hear the Whos. Eventually the community of Whos come together and surmise that by shouting together in unison, they might be heard by the greater universe. "We are here! We are here! We are here!" they shout into a megaphone, over and over again. But, no one hears them except for Horton. Finally, the mayor of Whoville finds one baby Who who has not added its voice to the fold. The baby is too young to speak, and only says a single, "Yopp!" into the megaphone, and finally the Whos are heard by the universe outside of their small speck of dust.
What a beautiful metaphor for our life on This School Called Planet Earth.