Can You Imagine a Perfect World ?
Just what's going on down there?
Can you imagine a perfect world ?
Can you even begin to imagine what the world would be like if everyone was honest? Well, for one thing, the Wiki-Leaks saga would never have come into being. But seriously, what sort of world would we have if everyone could be trusted? Even better, if no one bore malice or ill will? In other words, if the precepts of great masters, of whatever religion or belief were upheld? If the “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”?
Armies, Navies and Air Forces would be out of work.
Armies, navies and air forces would be out of work. There’d be no defense budget and no need to waste billions of dollars on various systems, facilities and weapons which usually become outdated anyway. There would be no need for crime fighters. Police would still be needed, of course, but the emphasis would be on service not enforcement. A police ‘force’ would become a thing of the past. It would be a police ‘service.’
We live in a truly beautiful world. But you've got to actually notice it.
Imagine the resources freed up in a perfect world.
Imagine the resources freed up. No need for banks and strong rooms. The safe manufacturers would be out of a job. A man’s deeds would be as good as his word. No need for IOUs or pieces of paper held in vaults to show what one did and did not own. There would be so many people released from careers, vocations, jobs that are based, in the final analysis, on the fear of people not being honest and trustworthy, that we could probably all work a ten-hour, two day week and spend the rest of our time enjoying ourselves.
Crime films and televison programs would be as dead as a Dodo
Of course, crime films and televisions programs would be as dead as the famous Dodo. After a while people would not be able to comprehend their plots; they wouldn’t understand the motivation. Certainly a lot of script writers would be out of work.
Do you take in a view like this, then promptly forget about it and go back to your usual worrying?
Would it not be heaven on earth?
Would it be a heaven on earth? Maybe not. There’d still be problems. But war, the threat of war, crime and the threat of being a victim of crime – these would be a thing of the past. No more would we hear those oh, so familiar words, “The country can’t afford it.” We’d make sure it could. With everything so ‘hunky-dory’ there would be little if any poverty. Stress-related illnesses would fall away. People would live long and rewarding lives...
The world is AS IT IS, not how we would like it to be - and probably for a reason.
Maybe if the world were as we would like it to be, rather than the way it is, there would be no further challenges. How would we find our own particular niche as we sought out that so often elusive reason for living: our particular purpose? Options would be narrow indeed.
We're all on a path to somewhere. Why not enjoy the journey?
Perfect world? Heaven on earth? ...maybe...
It seems that the best any of us can ever do is to change ourselves and, hopefully change – temporarily at least – a few, or maybe more than a few, of the people around us. Whatever is changed in this way invariably turns back into its former self. Perhaps that Higher Power made it that way to give purpose to our lives. Unfortunately, we mostly don’t seemed to be told what it is. But maybe that why we were born in the first place: to find out.
Can you imagine? Out of work? You could be...
Don’t worry, dear reader, if you happen to work in the armed forces, the police, as a prison warder, or debt collector – or even a bank official. The world might be a’ changing, but it’s doing so at a pretty slow rate.