As part of my Day Zero Project, I will be answering the 50 Questions That Free Your Mind. For each of these, I will blog an answer and then it will be linked here as well. Some of these will have longer responses, some will be extremely short. But by the end of the Day Zero Project, I will have answered all of these.
No. 5: What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
It might be hokey, but I’d really like to see this world be a little more in harmony.
I know many people say they’d love to have world peace, but with everything that’s happened over the past few days and over the past decade, it really would be nice to see the world be at peace.
Reality is, it likely will never happen. People have beliefs and thoughts and when there are disagreements, man seems to believe war is the answer.
Think about the amount of wars you’ve seen in your lifetime.
In my lifetime, I’m not sure I can count all the wars and skirmishes the United States has been involved in.
The Cold War ended.
The Persian Gulf War.
How many times have we done some sort of battle with Iran? Or Iraq? Or in Afghanistan — for and against?
What about Libya?
Look around the rest of the world, too. There are so many wars. There are threats and issues and religious beliefs and hate.
It would be nice to be able to travel anywhere in the world and not have to worry about dying because you are of a certain race or nationality. Some of the photos I’ve seen of Middle Eastern places makes me want to go. But not at the risk of my life.
Though it’s not a “war,” as an American, I can’t travel to Cuba. I’d love to see it.
Fear is part of living now and that stinks.
So if I could change the world in one way, I’d eliminate hate, which hopefully would get rid of wars and everything else. Alas, I can’t make that change and it probably won’t get much better during my lifetime.
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