At first, I thought I might eliminate the word "NO" or the phrase "I can't." But after reflecting a moment, sometimes we need to say those words and mean it.
I would have to eliminate the concept of entitlement. I know it goes against basic Christian ideals of "good deeds" and charity but in my mind the belief of entitlement begets laziness and in todays world there is no room for laziness.
Just my 2cents.
I would get rid of the N word, and the C word. Just don't like 'em.
I agree with you the N word, the C word and the F word as I am going to add one , they are all rude!
I would like to eliminate the concept of God and religion. This is the root of all violence around the world.
Stalin and Pol Pot were religious?
Somali pirates are religious?
O great what an example, what about Osama bin ladin, terrorist in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the people who rammed planes in twin towers? Now compare the intensity of destruction they have caused; Somali pirates and Bin Ladin
Still not understanding how non-religious killings somehow justifies religious ones.
Perhaps I just need to open my eyes to the TrUTH.
I would eliminate the word "like".
After having gotten through two teenage daughters and their firends - I never want to hear that word again in my house! It drives me nuts to hear someone sprinkle that word through a sentence.
the expression "if you will" when used as some sort of pretentious indicator of gravitas (I'd keep it in all other circumstances, though!)
I would eliminate 'I can't' as with a little perseverance most everything can be accomplished.
I would eliminate the phrase "I'm trying," as it often indicates a lack of ability and creates confusion.
Some people still use the word irreguardless! That's horrible!
I hate it when famous tv reporters use the phrase " what we tell you will surprise you", because they NEVER SURPRISE me!
I am going to go waaaayyyyy out on a limb here, ruffle some feathers, and possibly alienate some potential fans, and say I wish the word God would be removed from existance, because of the context I have seen it used in too many times. That three letter word can shut me down quicker than a prison lockdown.
When I lost my leg, I was bombarded with all the trite crap..."God has a plan for you" (ok, where was "He" to help me avoid this. He wants me to lose my leg, my lifestyle, and all of what I enjoy. Sorry, I'm not in that job market.)
"Let God handle it. He'll make it right." (He will? Oh, goody, my leg will grow back, and the people who contributed to this will go through exactly the same thing? No? Sorry, then he will not make it right.)
I would see Christianity as it exists these days, eliminated, because it is intrusive. I want no part of it, and yet even those people who know me well, and know my feelings, took my disability as a chance to try one more attempt at force feeding me their beliefs.
I have no respect for any group, or concept which actively recruits, uses a buzzard mentality, lurking, waiting to pounce on anyone in crisis as a chance to grab another soul.
I love the Pagan/Wiccan/Goddess religions, because you have to study. You don't try to nab a new follower with every turn of events in a friend's life. For a Bible based culture, the Amish are the same way. They live and let live, and do good without pride or boastfulness.
The concept that some people think they have the right to tell others how to live their lives; whether it's for religious reasons or social reasons it is wrong. You are free to disagree but don't force your lifestyle choices on others.
The question itself makes no sense to me. If you eliminate a word, phrase, or concept, you also eliminate lessons humanity has learned from its existence, and questions that could lead to even better lessons.
N word: I don't like it when white people use it in a derogatory manner towards blacks (or other non-white races) but if it's used within a group that accepts its usage and does not have a problem with it, it does not bother me.
C word: I believe that word should only be used for very very "special" women ;-), but I don't like it when men use it to disparage other men.
F word: I actually like that word and use it as needed on another forum. I get the impression this word is not greatly appreciated here--please correct me if I am wrong. I do think it should be used for specific emphasis though, not sprinkled about unreservedly...
If I could eliminate something, I'd be interested in seeing ignorance no longer be a part of the human condition.
'Paradigm shift' and other management jargon - never could understand what they're trying to say!
I'd get rid of the word exitstence...and replace it with existence
I am with livewithrichard, get rid of entitlement! The whole concept is what inspires greed. Greed is what is killing the world! What good is money, when your children's children will not be able to walk in a field and see a flower? How much will they hate you when they have flowers, but no one else? When they cannot relate to the one they love because they have known flowers and the one they love has not?? If we do not think of the world, think of our children!
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