Neil deGrasse Tyson
I'm excited about the aliens
I just thought about a conversation between
Joe Rogan
Neil deGrasse Tyson
where they were talking about aliens coming to earth with superior technology... and Joe asked Neil if there was ever an instance where a colonizer coming with superior technology left the indegineous population better off after their arrival.

The answer was no.

The funny thing here was when listening to that I had thought immediately that aliens would then treat us the same.

But now I've been thinking.... what if a pre-requisite to having such technology to be able to roam around the cosmos like aliens would requires a transformation -- not only technical -- but spiritual and societal. As in the only way to have such techonlogy is to transcend beyond negative sum thinking and bigotry. 

Thus any aliens who come here with such technology would have to be peaceful and benevolent. Just a thought.
Abraham Kim
jump in the mud.
This is one of my favorite podcast episodes. I loved that example. Sadly I think too many parents don't have enough creative-openness to seeing it the way 
Neil deGrasse Tyson
does. Maybe it's similar to how survival instincts cause so many modern problems (overeating,etc) it causes parenting issues as well (always thinking one little thing is the end of the world)
Abraham Kim