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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Just Explained What 'Shoot For The Moon' Really Means

One of the first things children learn in school is to shoot for the moon, right? Everyone has heard that old cliché a million times by now.

Plenty of people have taken the expression and made it their own:

Even Eminem had an interesting take on it:

But has anyone given much thought as to what "shoot for the moon" really means? 

Neil deGrasse Tyson explained the origin behind the expression and people can't believe it is that simple.

It used to mean an impossibly hard task... but we've been to the moon. We've been to the moon nine times.

Watch the full video and prepare to be shocked:

How long have we all been using that expression without realizing it isn't even relevant anymore? Mind. Blown.

H/T - Mashable