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Every day the world bombards us with terrible news and tragedies. Even when you don’t watch the news, it’s impossible to avoid it entirely. Recently someone asked, “What does the world need right now?” Naturally, the number one response was the song lyrics, “Is love, sweet love.” However, here are the top-voted serious responses.
10. Preserving Ecosystems and Caring for the Planet
Someone shared, “Less judgment, more tolerance, and better environmental respect. Preserve our ecosystems, and stop destroying them for a quick buck.” Many people discussed climate change and environmental pollution while others argued it’s not a real thing….”
“Understanding! We don’t all have to be uniform in our thinking. I believe if we understand ourselves and the people we interact with, a lot of drama and problems will resolve quickly,” another said.
Another agreed, “To invite, accept and embrace a diversity of people and ideas. But unfortunately, human society is growing more and more divisive. Within the context of ideologies, political policies, religions, philosophies, and so on, the pressure to pick a side is overpowering to people.”
“And after you choose a side, you need to hate all others, unlike you and those on your side. And if you don’t, you are weak and a traitor and shunned. It’s wrong.”
“Education on essential subjects. Everyone should be legally required and receiving education on finances, taxes, goal-setting, and basic living skills like cooking and homecare.”
Also, by educating others about trans, LGBTQ+, racial, cultural, political, and the opposite gender, crimes would drop if the system honestly educated us. Discrimination and abuse would decrease, and there would be fewer angry people around who don’t know how to cope!”
7. Healthy Food
One stated, “Food. Healthy food. For all. In the correct quantity, distributed to those who need it instead of having a significant portion spoil in a poorly designed Western grocery supermarket system. Our food network is pretty cool, but it has a long way to go in equity.”
6. Weekly Technology Free Day
“A mutual day where technology isn’t allowed,” replied one. “Like every Sunday, we all turn our phones off. No TV or video games, no internet. A whole day where the entire world is playing outside, reading books, making art/music, and cooking meals with family and friends.
“It’s encouraged to go to the cafe and meet people and talk to them. They have music for dancing and board games for fun. It’s the ultimate plan for world self-care.“
5. A Chill Pill
Someone shared, “I can confidently say the world would be much better if everyone involved in every situation took a freaking chill pill. I’m so tired of this apocalyptic level of collapse going on in society. People are becoming Nazis in the U.S.”
“There is rampant crime everywhere, shootings every day, and mass shootings nearly every other day. Russian dictators are killing thousands for a foolish war threatening to use nukes. We all need to take a deep breath, meditate or pray, and stop behaving like apes before we cause an unprecedented societal collapse.”
4. More Empathy
“the world needs more empathy and less anger,” shared one. Another agreed, “I can’t believe empathy is so low on the list. Empathy should be number one.”
The first step for embracing a different mindset to deal with the nuances of the world around you is to express gratitude for the things in your life that you are grateful for having. When you practice gratitude, it’s a natural mood boost and makes the day better.
One noted, “Kindness. It’s free, and the smallest act can completely change someone’s day. Someone added, “With healthy boundaries, of course.” Finally, a third said, “Kindness, compassion, listening, and understanding would be nice.”
1. Inexpensive Nuclear Fusion Power
The number one voted answer reads, “I mean, that’s it, isn’t it? Energy. Cheap, available energy. It’s what modern wars are fought over, for the most part—the claim to available resources for making energy.”
“But, should there be enough energy, it becomes a matter of availability. Once energy and availability are solved, we might be able to address humanitarian issues resulting from the enforced scarcity of resources.”
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