How would you like the world to be?

Dear Editor,

I dreamed about us. All of us. Under the stars, silent, deeply troubled people sat around a small fire on a very long night. Then the fire became the burning heart of Earth and around it the firelit face of every human soul. The world’s pain upon us, the sadness the anger, the fear. Close around us in the dark all life waited.

Then, there came a sweet sumer breeze and, simple as the voice of a child, I heard one question:

“How would you like the world to be? No excuses, no reasons it can’t be, just pretend it.”

Many aduults hung their heads, hearts so broken by the bad news they could not answer. But the children could and did! That did it! Bravely, one by one, we all answered. We all listened. What we heard changed everything!

Mind blowing and dam bursting! Tears of joy and wonder all all around. Embracing, singing and with the sunrise we arose to transform our world, because we finally believed we could!

I awoke from the dream, but the vision will haunt me ‘til it comes true. Our story is at the exciting part you guys, “The Fair Lady” in real trouble. It’s time for heroes and it’s just us! But there’s a lot of us. Seven billion people now and nobody likes how it’s all going?! Seven billion people and our technology puts us all in the same room (or around the same fire).

I propse a simple global survey. One little question that cuts through all the “us and them” in the world. One little question that might take all the courage we’ve got to answer.

“How would you like this world to be?”

From the heart, just pretend it!

Greg Flint
Sandpoint

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