If you could change one thing in the world.....
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I would go back to the beginning of time and remove the negative aspect of mankind, so that we all loved and cared about each other never to harm or hurt each other with unkind words or deeds. A blissful and peaceful world! Many thanks Sharon virtual neighbour
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I would create and devise an international reward system for all work performed that could be applied to all currencies of the world, that would enable the employer/employee to have/receive a fair reward for all work performed, without a need for providing additional rewards such as incentive bonuses. Such an international scheme would have to evaluate all employment tasks from the lowest menial task to the highest most skilled professional task. It would have to evaluate the economic worth and value too society of my local bin man (refuse operator), William Buist and other Ecademy members, the Prime Minister of the countries of the world, Senior Executive Board members of Royal Bank of Scotland, The President of the United States, The Members of all Royal Families, the President of Zimbabwe and last but not least the Housewife/homemaker etc. The administration of the system would be vested in the International Monetary Fund which would be responsible for ensuring that all countries were fairly represented and that all tasks were identified, evaluated and given a denominated international financial value such as the appropriate hourly rate based on a 48 hour week of six days. One day of rest a week, 30 days holiday a year with no other Bank Holidays, An International sickness/hospital benefit fund financed by the worlds Insurance Companies. The IMF would have to make sure the constuctors of the scheme were all people who could think really big scale!
it would be to make everyone responsible for their lives, actions and results. Toooo many people put cause outside of themselves (in my model of the world) imagine the limitless achievements of an individual, society, country, planet! if everyone took responsibility and operated from a position of cause.....Limitless
Operation Acorn Engage the worlds armed forces in a global permaculture food forest programme. Objective - re-establishment of bio-diverse, food producing, natural habitat. Geography - each nation re-plants its own land with indigenous varieties. Logistics - groundworks and training via armed forces in partnership with PRI. Manpower - forces form local partnership with unemployed and NEETs groups. Outcome - permanent food source, increased yields, enriched environment, reduced mortality, reduced dependence on oil, increased food security, efficient use of available water, long term re-forestation, environmental vocations, etc, etc. Ho hum ;-)
Dear William , I wish to change norms I wish to change tradition I wish to make a new age revolution for ladies I m trying to change norms in my life I m succeeding at some points but not all , but ten years ago I wasnt able to succeed in changing anything Now I m in direct monetary exchange business which is not much for ladies in middle eastern societies . Its usually for men . I feel like I entered a sector that doesnt belong to me , but I love , people are accepting me as a fact and I feel that I will succeed in it You can see a Lady Manager of a bank but you cann't see a lady monetary exchanger in middle east Then I heard that some Hollywoodian stars are dating younger people . Where is the problem .. in my opinion This should be a norm . and this should be normal in marriages . Have a great evening Zeina Shbaklo http://www.entrepreneur16.com/
Hi William This was tweeted today @TheElders The Elders "If women had equal rights? There's no question: ultimately it would be a more peaceful world." Desmond Tutu to @NickKristof at #WEF #Davos David David Pitcher Success Coach David@LifeDesignUK.com LIfeDesignUK.com
It might not solve any of The Great Problems, but all I'd like is to make everyone in the world HAPPY for one day. Really, truly happy. I bet that would be a good day. "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice in Wonderland
Wow I addressed the negative before proposing the positive. I can't believe I did that. You see how easy that is to do. And this is the challenge of man to do what he knows is right. This is what I would do change the world. Become more of the person I want to be and have a positive impact on the world I live in and inspire others to do the same.
May I have another go? I'd make everyone take part in every single awareness raising initiative. Things like Earth Day and AIDS Day and 24 Hours Of Climate Reality and Make Poverty History and so on. That way they can pretend they have done something useful, but then carry on as they have always done.
Revalue currencies, housing and food as the basis of enabling everybody around the world to share these basic benefits. Another way to support this might be to re-write Adam Smiths books on the Wealth of Nations as the bible for this and The Theory of Moral Sentiments as the guiding rule book. Then explain them with a TED Video to enhance the message and communicate around the world.
If I could change one thing in the world what would it be.Start an empowering conversation worldwide coming from possibility on how we create world wide wealth, so the focus shifts from economic crisis, banking crisis and financial crisis (all created conversations) to world wide wealth. To be more specific. The values I come from are: 1. freedom, 2. equal value, 3. social justice, 4. responsibility, 5. tolerance. Everybody is accountable. Everybody should have access to food, clean drinking water, clothes and shelter through education, training and work. Everybody should contribute, or sell to their ability. We take care of children and old sick people who are depending on us.
I'd offer everyone over 18 a glass of their favourite tipple, free of charge, on the NHS. Just one per day. It would reduce stress and increase creativity. People would smile more too. Of course, abstainers could get free dandelion and burdock, or Vimto. Best wishes Alan
Dear Subconsciousness, If I could change one thing in the world ... I have a one word answer ... testicles. Please endow me with the fearless Cajones of a Lion. I'll use the resulting courage to follow my heart. For my heart is attuned to all hearts. Together we'll find true resonance. Then whatever will be will be. Your servant 深 Martin
If I have the power to distribute money equally to every human beings in the world, then nobody will die of hunger, in fact this is the way it should be, because God has created a world which can feed all human beings, only we human beings have disbalanced what God has balanced.
I'd change the laws of physics, chemistry and biology so that Homoeopathy would work as advertised. Heck, now that I think about it, why stop there? I happen to think that the likes of Reiki, Applied Kinesiology, Quantum Touch, Crystal Healing, Chiropracty, Acupuncture, and so on would all be good things if they were to suddenly start working. Before you object on the basis that it's more than one change - it isn't. All that's required is a tweak here and there to the operating system.
Have two Saturdays in every week and no Mondays Make everyone able to fly Introduce a Weath Ceiling to match the Minimum Wage. If we can calculate to the penny the amount of money the poor need to barely survive on - Lets apply the same generous thinking to those who have so much money they don't do anything useful with it - Obviously if one person has money to invest - thats because their need are being met by their expenditure and they still have a surplus. They don't really need it so instead of spending it they invest it. And they just invest it in making even more money for them by extracting more money from those who need to borrow it because they are poor and don't have enough,otherwise they would not need to borrow more. Sorted Of course its not going to be a good day for investment bankers and wealth advisors - but then they can go off and get a proper job.Cleaning lavatories in old peoples homes perhaps..
I am going for bold and big! I would change how we resolve conflict. Moving from weapons and war machines to conflict prevention and conflict transformation. Changing communication from aggressive and win/lose mentality to understanding, empathy and win/ win solutions. If Sam's one happens first then this would follow! For when we connect with ourselves we would see the 'other' as our human family and would want them to be happy and safe as well. Amazing blog William, thanks.
I'd chip everyone so that they perceived the following definition of Karma as absolute reality and applied individually ... just to qualify. Perhaps it is already (I wish)! "Karma is a concept in Hinduism which explains causality through a system where beneficial effects are derived from past beneficial actions and harmful effects from past harmful actions." Stuart
I would reprogramme the "me first sod everyone else" aspect of human nature to create a global society where every individual embraces responsibility towards themselves and others. I don't know how - that's not demanded by the blog - but if I could, I would.
It is an impossible task - due to the close interconnectedness of everything. So much damage is done to whole populations and indeed the entire planet by well intentioned good hearted people who think they can make just one change. They do not have the foresight to see that their planned change will not stop there - It will inevitably also cascade to many other long range, long lasting effects and distant ramifications - for when you change one thing - everything else has to find a new balance. There is nothing simple about the world - it is complex and has taken billions of years to be in its current state. And it never stops changing. The sand on the beach used to be rock on the mountain top. If you were to climb to the top of Mount Everest you would find that the rock at the top - is sedimentary - It was once submerged deep below the ocean. That is why the law of unintended consequences delivers all sorts of unforseen outcomes that we did not expect - and can not control and for which we have no plan to address the changed situation. Perhaps making that recognition universal would be useful. It was John Muir who explained it best "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir (21 April 1838 - 24 December 1914) was a Scottish born American environmentalist, naturalist, traveler, writer, and scientist. He is, however, probably best remembered as one of the greatest champions of the Yosemite area's natural wonders. Michael
Hi William I would abolish all presidents and kings and queens and dictators and create a global parliament for peace, care of the planet and global collaboration. Each country will retain its parliamentary structure and have a primeminister reporting to the global president. I would install the very wise Lucas Wyrsch as the 1st global president as his insight is always enlightening and plain down-to-earth sensible. Thanks - Mick
Dear William, I would phase out from the commercial use of nuclear power to offer 200 million unemployed a chance to find a job and to let the economy recover with a great growth rate! It would end poverty and misery in the world! Have a great and happy time! Best, Lucas