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How to Solve All the World's Problems

Updated on August 7, 2013

I was thinking the other day...












See? It's really not that difficult!


Seriously though, all doodles and jokes aside, these really are a few key lessons that we all (hopefully) learned at a young age which can and should continue well into adulthood.

True, there is so much existing infrastructure and policy in terms of business and politics that "fixing" the world seems like an impossibility – just something for idealists to dream about. Be that as it may, great changes can be made on the personal and local level by doing simple things like sharing, playing nice and cleaning up. These are the basics of personal responsibility and the essence of the golden rule - treat others as you would wish to be treated.

Can living responsibly have a positive effect on the world in which we live?

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We're all just a bunch of kids...

Children on the playground have to learn to wait turns, to share the equipment and to treat each other fairly, otherwise recess becomes hell on earth – a land in which bullies reign supreme, in which all the jump-ropes are tangled and all the swings are broken, a land in which no one is able to hang on to their lunch money.

Basically, recess becomes a miniature version of present-day adulthood; trade out size and muscle for money, and you get the picture. Those with the most money have all the power and they're not sharing. They're keeping the best toys for themselves and leaving the deflated basketballs and the headless dolls for the rest of us. Big business is boss, and low/mid-level employees, as well as the environment are taking it in the shorts – oh, and there's a whole gang of surly lobbies to make sure it stays that way, so don't even think about running home to tell your mom.

The worst part is that (as if being pummeled by the mean ol' bullies wasn't bad enough) no one, and I mean NO ONE, seems to be able to get along. Everything from politics and religion, to what kind of orange juice you buy is fodder for arguments, name-calling and general nastiness.

It's mayhem!

Where oh where is the playground monitor with the big whistle?!?!

Where is the time-out bench?!

What on earth are we supposed to do about it?

Pass it on

No single individual can be expected to change the world overnight, but if we could all remember to take responsibility for our actions, what a difference we could make – together!

We should never underestimate the power of small acts of kindness, of fairness, patience and respect.

This is behavior that we expect from our children; we should expect as much of our leaders, our bosses and ourselves.


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    • entropyartist profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      That's kind of bleak... I think respect and personal responsibility are incredibly important, but maturity is a tricky word to define, and I'm not sure that the lack thereof will kill us!

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      5 years ago

      Personal maturity, building maturity in our home, being mature everywhere we go, spiritual maturity, we all need to keep growing. A hundred years old and a life time believer in God still would only make me a child in Heaven when I die. A lot of us never get past age 20 when we are 80 and dying from our immaturity.

    • entropyartist profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thanks Zubair! Wouldn't it be grand, if that was all it took!?

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      Zubair Ahmed 

      5 years ago

      Wow, like this hub. IF only solving the worlds problems was that easy :-).. Thanks for sharing.


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