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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Anna And Ellie: How Would You Change The World?

Welcome to this week's edition of  Ann a and Ellie. This week's question:

What's the one thing you'd like to change most about the world?

Anna says: 

This is hard, having to pick just one. I'd have to say people judging other people, whether that's on their appearance or religion or race or sexual orientation. It would be nice if we could all just see each other for who we really are.

Ellie's comment:

From your mouth to God's ears, my girl. This hope goes back to biblical times - "Do unto others...," which, coincidentally is a rule that repeats in religions all over the world. It's too bad we don't all take it to heart and live it on a daily basis.

Ellie says:

I agree it's hard to pick just one thing. Hmmmm. I like Anna's answer, but I can't duplicate her so I'll pick this:

I wish we could all live by the Iroquois precept of Seven Generation Sustainability. This concept comes from the Iroquois principle that leaders - and everyone - consider the impact of their decisions and practices seven generations into the future.

Should we be looking for better, cleaner forms of energy? Should we invest in light rail so people can put their cars in their garages more often? Should we have health care and education freely available to all? Should we be more fiscally responsible as a nation, and as individuals? Should we be taking better care of ourselves, our property, our children's legacy?

When you stop thinking about what you want now now now and think about what you're leaving to your kids and your kids' kids and so on and so on, it really does shape a lot of your decisions for the better, I think.

So that's what I'd change. I want us all to think more about what we're doing and how it shapes everything that comes after us.

Anna's comment:

I agree. Space exploration is an interest of mine and nobody wants to fund that right now. I wish adults would think more about what they're doing that impacts all of us.

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