Open Thread: The world you want

(by chris the cynic)

 

There is often a disconnect between the state of the world in which one lives and the state one wishes the world were in.  What’s the world you want to live in like?

We have a space set aside for political discussion if anyone wants to talk specifically about that.  Thus far it’s mostly been US politics, which makes sense as it was US political season, and the fact some people needed to escape the resulting news cycles, that led to a space being set aside.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

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2 thoughts on “Open Thread: The world you want

  1. christhecynic October 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    So, on the one hand, I want unicorns and dragons. Real unicorns with the cloven hooves and the spiral narwhal like forward facing horn.

    On the other hand, how about a world where no one went hungry, where the only homeless people were the ones who chose that life, where everyone, even those who chose homelessness, had easily accessible free healthcare, where dying of preventable causes was unthinkable, where the police were held to a higher standard than ordinary citizens instead of given a free pass to break all the laws (all the laws? ALL THE LAWS!) where clean water was available without having to buy it in a bottle, where . . . basically where society was built on the idea that everyone deserved a basic minimum standard of living.

    I want a world where the bottom never drops out because we have installed a solid floor. Everyone gets access to housing, education, food, water, healthcare, and safe spaces.

    But that’s like a minimum standard. The stuff that should go without saying. Yet somehow doesn’t.

  2. depizan October 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I like your world. I’ll second all that. It would also be nice if kindness was valued a bit more. Plenty of people are kind, thankfully, but somehow our culture doesn’t seem to really value that. 😦

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