Alan Bean on Returning to Earth after the Apollo 12 Mission

Since that time, I have not complained about the weather one single time. I’m glad there is weather. I’ve not complained about traffic. I’m glad there’s people around. One of the things that I did when I got home, I went down to the shopping centers and I’d just go around there, get an ice cream cone or something, and just watch the people go by and think, “Boy we’re lucky to be here. Why do people complain about the earth?” We are living in the Garden of Eden.