I have to believe it exists, on faith, because
due to light pollution, I can't actually see it.
I could drive for 45 minutes in any direction - still no stars.
I don't understand why there are so many street lights. I hate street lights. I tend to think that just like exposure to sunlight is required for good health, so is exposure to deep black nights. I certainly would feel better if I could look at the stars once in awhile, but it just isn't practical, unless I plan a special trip, at special expense.
How can I persuade my neighbors that they don't need so many street lights? I don't understand why they like them so much, so it makes it hard for me to figure out how to persuade them to be without them. I really don't get it. They all agree that we should conserve on fuel, and not use electricity for things that are unnecessary. But they actually call, write, and email, their local government representative, repeatedly, and ask for a street light in some spot that they think really needs one but doesn't have one. And again for another street light in another spot.