What would I do if I ruled the world? Yikes, that’s a lot of responsibility.
Of course I’d tackle all the big topics. There’d be no more wars, no more genocide. I’d dictate that racism, sexism, or any other bad kind of ism is no longer allowed. Goodbye to world hunger and abject poverty.
After I’ve handled the biggies listed above, plus any I’ve forgotten, I’ll work my way down to the smaller issues. I’d outlaw mean tweets and unnecessary comments. I don’t mean constructive criticism like, “Well, since you asked, those pants might make your butt look just a teensy-weensy bit big.” I’m talking about the nonsense that trolls spew forth as they hide behind the anonymity of the Internet. That would be all gone.
Now, you may be wondering how I’m going to accomplish these enormous feats, considering many of these problems have existed for centuries. Frankly, I have no idea. I guess I’ll need a committee or two. Maybe even three. Of course, getting all the members of the committee to agree on an action plan won’t be easy. I may need to find subject matter experts and researches to dig into the issues. Plus, I’ll need rules and processes for how to get things done.
All those rules and all those committees will undoubtedly slow down progress. There may even be lots of in-fighting within the committees. And since I rule the world, I’m the one who has to run the whole show and solve all of these problems, new and old.
You know what? I don’t want to rule the world. I think I’ll stick to writing.