Waht word, phrase, or concept would you eliminate from exitstence?

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  1. livewithrichard profile image73
    livewithrichardposted 15 years ago

    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.

  2. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 15 years ago

    I would get rid of the N word, and the C word. Just don't like 'em.

    1. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. Colebabie profile image61
        Colebabieposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        I don't mind the F word so much. But I'm a George Carlin fan smile

      2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image86
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Eliminate words that actually sound like bad sex.

  3. packerpack profile image59
    packerpackposted 15 years ago

    I would like to eliminate the concept of God and religion. This is the root of all violence around the world.

    1. nicomp profile image61
      nicompposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Stalin and Pol Pot were religious?

      Somali pirates are religious?

      1. packerpack profile image59
        packerpackposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        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

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          Still not understanding how non-religious killings somehow justifies religious ones. wink

          Perhaps I just need to open my eyes to the TrUTH. lol

          1. packerpack profile image59
            packerpackposted 15 years agoin reply to this

            Well actually Mark you are correct. I should have asked this question instead. This justification does not make any sense to me too.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    God and the subsequent "ideals." big_smile

  5. Dame Scribe profile image57
    Dame Scribeposted 15 years ago

    Eliminate racism and facism hmm

  6. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image68
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 15 years ago

    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.

  7. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 15 years ago

    the expression "if you will" when used as some sort of pretentious indicator of gravitas (I'd keep it in all other circumstances, though!)

  8. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 15 years ago

    I would eliminate 'I can't' as with a little perseverance most everything can be accomplished.

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    Leta Sposted 15 years ago

    I wouldn't remove a single word or idea!  Let's create more!  smile

    1. darkside profile image58
      darksideposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I like the way you think!

      Perhaps these words in need of elimination are just tests that we need to pass on our journey through life.

  10. Christa Dovel profile image68
    Christa Dovelposted 15 years ago

    I would eliminate the phrase "I'm trying," as it often indicates a lack of ability and creates confusion.

  11. Raven King profile image61
    Raven Kingposted 15 years ago

    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!

  12. JadedPoet profile image60
    JadedPoetposted 15 years ago

    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.

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 15 years ago

    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.

    1. Kelsey Tallis profile image63
      Kelsey Tallisposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      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...

  14. relache profile image70
    relacheposted 15 years ago

    If I could eliminate something, I'd be interested in seeing ignorance no longer be a part of the human condition.

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    TheSandmanposted 15 years ago


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    Feline Prophetposted 15 years ago

    'Paradigm shift' and other management jargon - never could understand what they're trying to say!

  17. cindyvine profile image69
    cindyvineposted 15 years ago

    The word, 'yes'

  18. R. Blue profile image60
    R. Blueposted 15 years ago

    I'd get rid of the word exitstence...and replace it with existence

    1. livewithrichard profile image73
      livewithrichardposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea, sorry I went the other way with that.  wink

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    TheSandmanposted 15 years ago


  20. k@ri profile image84
    k@riposted 15 years ago

    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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