What is a hundred percenter, who is of an age when most people don’t do anything, to do now? I am stuck with my blueprint to be excellent. It’s cause for pause for me to look at a world I won’t be in for all that much longer in light of still being so invested in changing it. I can see the illogic. But I’ve got this blueprint so I might as well stop wondering and just keep on keeping on.
Here’s my situation. When I was at NYU, making Phi Beta Kappa on the way to graduating summa cum laude, it wasn’t enough to just get an A but my objective was to get the highest mark in the class. Once, I’d gotten 89 as a final grade in a high school math class and I took the whole class again for my 100. It’s not that I’m proud of that, it’s just my thing. So, what to do in this classroom called the world? How to get 100 at fixing it?
As some function of having been here for a human-terms long time, all the while trying to figure out what I could do to help pierce a fog of malfunction that grows thicker all the time, maybe I’ve become overly simplistic in approaching dodderyness or perhaps the cataract surgery that let me read street signs also penetrated the fog. Whatever. But here’s the deal.
We start with food, shelter, education, and health care for every human being on earth. Actually, UBI one way or another is becoming a popular idea. That would create the playing field.
Next, we’d need the attitude. That would be kindness. Everyone being out of survival already would have us in a kinder world. And, kindness is in the air, from T-shirt messages to a twenty-million-dollar gift UCLA got to establish an institute. When you think about love as the glue that holds humans together, kind things are loving things, so you’re playing with love when you demonstrate kindness. And, we easily can be kinder; all it would take could be reminders. Everywhere. Billboards, public service announcements, talk shows, apps. Get ad campaigns to keep kindness in play. Then, with warmth in the air everyone would feel it, and the more that good feeling would ripple through the world the more people would feel connected to the human family and would want to act like a family. We’d take care of our home and be loving with one another. So, we could use a worldwide campaign to make the world a kinder place.
With allies Zooming now for how best to ride this horse in the direction it’s going, hopefully we’ll gallop up a storm on the road to the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.