Who Run the World?

Do you ever find yourself wondering what you would do if you were in position of power? I often wonder how I could make the world a better place if I were in charge.

I find myself believing that the best way to make a change would be through the education system. At first I wondered how to regulate parenthood and make people better parents. No solution that I could imagine really seemed that solid.

As a society, the best way to regulate how children are raised, is through the education system. One of the greatest things my parents ever taught me was the “do unto to others as you would have done to yourself” mindset. The very best people I know, operate from this mindset. It builds empathy, and empathy dissolves hate.

In my life, I have found that when I truly get to know someone, when I know their past and their struggles, it’s generally easy to understand why they are who they are. Even the things I don’t like about someone become much more tolerable when I begin to understand why they behave the way they do. We all have friends who are arguably “screw-ups” or assholes at times, but we tolerate their behaviour and love them anyway, because we feel for them. Empathy is love.

I can’t imagine racism existing if everyone on Earth tried to imagine what it’s like to be the person who’s racially discriminated. If you tried to feel those feelings, you’d probably consider doing your best not to make anyone feel that way. And I think that goes for just about any unwanted feeling. Sadness, anger, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, etc.

The second thing I’d want to teach at a young age is self-love. I was never really taught to love myself, and that was the cause to many of my problems. If people loved themselves instead of wanting to be someone else, the world would be happier overall. If every single person had such a profound love for themselves and a profound empathy for others, the change would be massive.

I do imagine a world where everyone is happy. Maybe some day… Love!

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  1. Hello there, thank you very much for the sharing. I am with you in seeing empathy is love. I believe it decreases judgement. One response I wanna convey here is about “do unto to others as you would have done to yourself” mindset. According to me, sometime people do not want to be treated as I expect myself to be treated. It depends on the cultural value that the person has. Therefore, I add three points to accompany the empathy that are receptiveness, respect, and communication. Receptiveness of differences, every human being is a unique living creature, even identical twins have distinctive things. Then, with that differences, which we accept, we build respect to each other through mutual communication. Cheers.

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    1. I completely agree. The do-unto-others mentality was the starting point for me. Eventually I evolved to understand that my introverted self may desire different treatment than an extrovert, for example. But through empathy, that can be discovered along the journey.

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