In a perfect world I wouldn’t be a person who yells a lot and gets little regard. I would be soft-spoken, yet firm. When I stepped into a meeting or social interaction I would command respect from everyone around me…not receive passive-aggressive comments and blatant disregard for my instructions, advice, or opinions.

In a perfect world social media would still be fun. I wouldn’t have to worry that by sharing my opinion on anything from child-rearing to religion to my preferred brand of peanut butter would get me unfollowed, or worse, unfriended.

In a perfect world people wouldn’t have to take a knee, say #MeToo, or fear for their lives based on their sexual orientation or attraction. Human beings would have respect for one another and we would build each other up instead of tearing each other down through hate speech and abuse.

I want to live in a perfect world where everyone has good food to eat, clean water to drink, and access to housing and a shower. Do you know that magical healing powers of a good night’s rest and a hot shower?

Why do people have to die because they are poor and cannot afford basic healthcare, let alone the serious stuff? Why should we be scared to ask for help for fear that it will financially and/or emotionally paralyze us? “No. Please. Don’t call an ambulance. I don’t have insurance.”

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Thousands of years ago what made mankind turn on one another by creating a money and class system?

Can’t we all just live in a commune of sorts where if you are a person who creates delicious meals – you cook. If you are an amazing fashion designer – you create clothes for the masses. If you are THE GUY for funny cat videos, then dammit make funny cat videos so I can relax and have a laugh after a hard day’s work. There is nothing wrong with being the provider of entertainment. Whatever you are good at you step up and do it. If you don’t know what you are good at, then you find what interests you and become amazing at it. Find a way to take those interests and help others.

In a perfect world everyone would love their life.

Each person has a part to play and they need to be able to step up and do it, not be punished because they are weak or different than the cultural norm. We should be building each other up so that we can all become better people. Why is that not common sense?

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The only way that we can all improve is by helping each other. Period.

I hate that I have to use my imagination to dream of a perfect world where people are good and kind. Where people care for those that surround them – the people that are apart of their community.

A perfect world filled with love, respect, and kindness.

In a perfect world I wouldn’t need to stress eat chocolate because of injustice, suffering, and stress. Then again, in a perfect world chocolate wouldn’t have any calories.

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  1. Great read! I needed this today.

    Once, a very long time ago a family member quit talking to me because I became upset when questioned on my sexual preference during one of the most stressful times if my life. I reacted badly but mostly because that family member cared more about my sexual preferances then the pain I was going through at the time.

    I haven’t talked to that person in 8 years. It’s painful, everyday. I was shamed for my non-binary sexuality and then cut off like nothing ever mattered when I stood up for myself.

    I guess it comes down to the plain and simple fact everything I ever did for that person was selflessness and unconditional. That person even helped me through actually coming out of the closet but almost slammed it shut for the pain caused by callousness and dismissal of my non-binary orientation.

    I am still healing but save to say I am finally at a place in life where I feel comfortable saying I’m anything but straight. I’m also almost comfortable saying “your loss not mine” but if life teaches us anything of worth, it is compassion. If that person called me tomorrow I’d pick up and just say I love you…

    As you said, “The only way that we can all improve is by helping each other. Period.” This fact is something I’ve come to realize in the last few years, especially when it comes to helping others feel supported and never attacked nor shamed. Whatever happened to the golden rule? Therein lies the problem. So many want to subconsciously self destruct It’s easier to make others miserable when one is also miserable. If we only show compassion from the start, rather than control.
    Thanks again for the good read! It’s encouraging!

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