If, with the grant of a single wish, you could change mankind forever, what would you want to change?
As of today, I would erase any and all thoughts of religion from the minds of all mankind.
My personal opinion is; religion has played an important part in the development of the species. However, it now seems to cause more problems than it solves.
Bullying of any kind. I would change prejudice, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, and dogmatism into total acceptance and joy of each others uniqueness.
Why just one thing?
I guess, after a little thought, I would like to change the notion that there is only one thing, idea, notion, way of doing things right, way of being and that all others are wrong, doomed, an abomination in the sight of God, etc. etc. etc.
I've been reading about the Baghavad Gita this morning. Lots to think about.
I'd stop them from turning up the bass on their car stereos. I can't stand that.
Oooooh!!! I so get you on this, Slim. Sometimes, usually in the middle of the night, I want to go out, track down that car and KILL!
I have some earplugs that I use then instead.
What would I stop michael? I'd add every post above this one because I really think they are really good ideas. Since all of the ideas make total sense to me, I'll just add one more... I'd stop everybody from pissing me off.
teebubbadee, i'll bet nobody "pisses you off". Admit it, you love everybody and you just don''t want them to know it.
I would reveal a vision to the entire human race, to every last person, an ideal of a world where decency and progress and tolerance are the norms, and most importantly - That this place could only be reached through effort, humility and the realization that it was a paradise within reach, if only we would all calm the hell down and consider what we all have in common, what we all stood to gain, and the acceptance of the idea that we had to EARN it - And that this paradise absolutely could NOT be attained by sitting back, declaring oneself or one's culture to be morally perfect and thus expect this wonderful place to simply be handed over to them like a lucky door prize at a raffle.
That's a kind of Radical, Pinko, Communist way to look at things.
Count me in.
Actually michael, nobody has pissed me off for a long time. I just want a little insurance for the future. :-)
I knew it!