5 Things I’d Change About Society If I Had The Power To
1. Eradicate ignorance
As far as I’m concerned, ignorance isn’t bliss – it’s incredibly harmful. Ignorance literally kills. It means that an Islamophobic man who killed three talented and selfless Muslim young people is painted as a hero (see below).
It means that a promising transgender teenager felt that she had no option but to commit suicide, and her parents covered it up as an accident, with her mother continuing to mis-gender her and even forgetting her age.
Ignorance means that a racist police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager went unpunished.
2. Stop needless hating
As long as someone isn’t hurting you or anyone else, who gives a shit if their outfit is atrocious? Sure, not everyone does things the way that they ‘should’ do, but negativity is a vicious cycle and doesn’t actually add anything to the world.
3. Everyone would make a conscious effort to help others
The Bystander Effect is a very real thing, and it’s really quite sad to see. People don’t necessarily have to carry out heroic acts to help someone, but the smallest show of kindness can change a fellow human’s day for the better. Helping a stranger with their shopping, giving a compliment, or lending an ear when someone is struggling are just a few ideas.
4. Open-mindedness would be the default
No more judging people for superficial things, and no more judging people for things that they can’t control. No more judging people for liking the (harmless) things that they like, just because they’re different.
5. Replace all the bad people with really affectionate cats
Including hypoallergenic cats for those with allergies, of course!