Question of the Day – No. 269 Posted on January 16, 2019January 16, 2019 by Troy Headrick Which idea can change the world? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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(a thought) No idea can. Actions do that.
Even as I write that I think to myself: how awfully cynical!
Yes, but actions do start from ideas, don’t they?
I don’t actually know. Perhaps there are actions which spring into being without first being ideas.
(Your questions of the day form part of my mind’s workout and I love it)
I believe all actions come from ideas even though we’re not aware of this (let’s not forget the unconscious part of our mind).
Thank you! I love that you love it! Coming up with this questions is a challenge 😀
A collective thought for the greater good of the Planet? 🤔
Not very specific but it’s an intriguing question!
It’s not intended to be specific because we need some creativeness 🙂
The idea that we are nothing but a tiny speck orbiting around a big star in a huge galaxy in a much much much bigger universe. Only if every individual could see and experience the vast loneliness that has been cursed upon humanity, only if every individual could see the dark blue horizon from space, we would unite setting aside our petty wars and suppressions
They can see it, but they don’t realize the importance of it…
Kindness. It’s incredibly underrated as an action.
I totally agree with that! That comes from empathy, which is a very rare thing these days.
There are lots of ways to change the world. Do you want it changed for good because Hitler and the atomic bomb changed the world too. There are tons of ways we could change it but the problem is not everyone would get on board and most wouldn’t want it to change. Those who have more power don’t want the rest of us as equals because that takes away what makes them special.
I think the greatest thing that could help the world is if everyone was an empath. I know that wouldn’t happen because for whatever reason God likes drama and darkness and fights. But if I was the big G I would make it where everyone was an empath. That means if you hurt someone you feel it. I believe killings and rapes and domestic abuse would stop if every time a person threw a punch they felt the impact of it. But I would also make it where you felt the good so if you give a person kindness you automatically feel it. You give love you feel it. So good or bad what you put out is what you feel in return. Maybe then people would treat others right and if not I’m turning them all into llamas.
For what it’s worth, I think that’s where we’re headed.
Awesome! I can’t wait for a world full of llamas. 🙂
That’s two of us! ☺
A great example and I agree with you! I was actually thinking about how great it would be if we have a book about empathy oriented towards normal people to understand the importance of it.
Im afraid that we could discuss this for a very long time as I believe that there are too many evils in the world that one idea (or action) would not be enough, but, as the parent of an autistic teenager, I shall quote my son who attends a mainstream integrated high school. “We are all different, so this makes us the same”
With that point of view, if we are all of different religions, different races and cultures, if we are all of different abilities then we cannot judge, for we all the same.
If this is how my son and his fellow school mates can accept each other, for their own individuality is this not a tiny step forward?
Thinking about their age, it’s a huge step forward because this kind of view will reflect to the descendants of these children. We cannot change the world for the better in our life time, but maybe we can seed the right ideas which will eventually overcome the planet.
I love this point of view!
The better we get along, the better off we’d be.
What can we do to get along better?
Talk to one another; embrace our similarities and our differences.
And . . . Stop wearing cologne 😏
Which is? 🙂
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It just so happens I love this question 🧐
Thank you very much for your reblog! 😀
I think it’s not so much changing, but having people open to change
In your opinion, what can we do to make people more open to change?
I don’t think you can make people change – they must want to change and see some tangible effect to their lives – technology-driven change comes too fast and often – and is often solely data driven
“I choose to ascend to my own highest timeline.”
So if everyone would try to be the best version of themselves, the world would be better, right?
Harry Potter style
With Floo powder?
Eco friendly floo powder, of course. Or just by disapparating , just not using Star Trek type machines is all cos that’s probably not sustainable energy use
Reblogged this on The Perils of Improbable Potholes and commented:
The idea to disseminate the potentially viral question of “[w]hich idea can change the world?” (With a tip of the hat to Douglas R. Hoftstadter and his discussion of this in Metamagical Themas, where he explored the topic of “memes,” originally credited to Richard Dawkins. One more thing : “This sentence no verb.”)
Again, thank you very much for your reblog!
The one that keeps failing until that failure brings new and better ideas.
This a painful one, but not optional.
The one that is TRULY believed by its author with right intentions and relentless execution.
Yes! I love it! Believe, commitment and action.
To unify our species, dissolving differences and stepping together to a future. Making our existence count.
In your opinion, what is the first step towards that?
Accepting ourselves as who we are. It really matters what mindset we have towards the revolution. But the first step should always be surrender. Not to the enemy but to ourselves. And the world around us.
Yeah, that would work.
The thought that ‘I can’ can change the world. I think we all shall be infected by this bug as it enables us to do the things that we want to do but are afraid that everyone will call them mad. It was these mad people who brought together nations, wrote the novels that are carried on from generations, developed the technology that builds the foundation of our lives today and gave us vision to the way ahead. Hence, as I stand by, the thought “I can” can change the world.
Awesome! I also believe in this idea. Fear stopped us for too long. We need to take a stand against it.
Oneself and respecting others who are full of nobility and grace giving them their freedom and space and prayers
Each individual deserves this even though it might not seem so.
That we are all connected & when we’re kind to others we are being kind to ourselves, and vice versa.
Yes! I strongly believe this too!
Harmony irregardless of religion, race etc etc.
That would be awesome…