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Old 02-25-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Ok if somehow one day you woke up and were granted one global wish, what would it be?

Now you can't say I want world peace. For how would you come to world peace and maintain world peace.

You can't wish for all poverty to disappear, but you can wish for all global debt to be dropped.

These have to be wishes that could actually happen if there were such thing as a world leader.
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I would wish that such tremendous power would never be consolidated.
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unless i was the one given all the power
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Well... this IS achievable - UNITY.
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I would wish for a thousand more wishes.....
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Well... this IS achievable - UNITY.
Ok but how? You can't wish for the end product you can only wish for the means to get there.

You can't all of a sudden say "I tell the world to unite". How would you go about uniting everyone?
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I would wish for a thousand more wishes.....
Not allowed, then you would be asking for a dictatorship over the world. You would be overthrown.
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I would wish that such tremendous power would never be consolidated.
It's just one wish and it would only be granted to those who wished on the behalf of humanity.
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Ok but how? You can't wish for the end product you can only wish for the means to get there.

You can't all of a sudden say "I tell the world to unite". How would you go about uniting everyone?
Glad you have interest in my answer. Yes, I mean that. Encourage societies to settle differences respectfully, fight apartheid in any region in the world, and regularly spend a day with two men of different ethnicities who dislike each other. Realistically, it wouldn't unite the world by the wish of a genie, but steadfast dedication one day at a time would make a difference in the lives of others.
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Ok my wish would be to disarm the world.
All military guns, missiles, nukes, bombs, etc would be disarmed and melted down.

We could then focus on poverty and equality without war and terrorism in the way.

Forcing those who really felt like they had to kill to achieve their goals to using only swords and fists.

The preoccupation with war and racing to achieve the finest of weapons would disappear and that energy would be spent somewhere else.
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I would wish that people would try to solve problems or contribute towards solutions without regard or priority to their own agenda.

Example: I think everyone can agree that HIV/AIDS is absolutely out of control in Africa and now parts of Asia. However, people continue to fight over solutions without regard to those that are actually dying. Strict Christians won't support condom use or sex-ed that isn't only pro-abstinence, etc, etc. These people continue to talk in circles based on what they perceive as "right" or want others to perceive as right and have no genuine compassion or empathy for those that are dying or orphaned.

Unfortunately, HIV/AIDS is only one of many many examples....
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Ok my wish would be to disarm the world.
All military guns, missiles, nukes, bombs, etc would be disarmed and melted down.

We could then focus on poverty and equality without war and terrorism in the way.

Forcing those who really felt like they had to kill to achieve their goals to using only swords and fists.

The preoccupation with war and racing to achieve the finest of weapons would disappear and that energy would be spent somewhere else.
This would be a great thing, but it would require much military force, and chances are, enough conflicts will scare the snot out of law abiding citizens who feel their country could be under attack, this goes for both sides. Swords, I don't know. I don't know if we can TRUST the entire world not to make weapons, and if they attack US, what will we have to defend ourselves?
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This would be a great thing, but it would require much military force, and chances are, enough conflicts will scare the snot out of law abiding citizens who feel their country could be under attack, this goes for both sides. Swords, I don't know. I don't know if we can TRUST the entire world not to make weapons, and if they attack US, what will we have to defend ourselves?
Ok but that's part of the "wish" factor.

That's what I'm getting at.

You just said unity. Well there's no way to make unity law. I'm trying to get at legitimate laws.

Yes disarming would be tough but can be enforcible. And yes it would take some faith in the world government but we have to start somewhere.
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Any globally enforced 'wish' would likely cause more problems than it solves. I mean we all mouth off about how war and violence are senseless (and they are evil) but every conflict has some reason behind it, justified or otherwise.

Ban weapons?? How?

Ban poverty? How? Do you think the have-mores will give up what they have without a fight?

I say we just tell everyone to get along. That'll sort 'em out.
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