I would use plants to change the world. I think that every city should have a garden which is tended to by everyone in the community. Now, know what you're thinking. There are so many problems with that. Who would actually tend to the garden? That's expensive. where would you put it? But please hear me out on this one. Plants can solve several problems.
1) Food shortages. All across the globe, there are food shortages. With a garden growing food, especially if it is a greenhouse and grows year-round, all sorts of civilians would get the food that they need.
2) Obesity. America, as a whole, is fat. Some embrace it and some are appalled by it. But one way to help with the health crisis is through eating fresh food that is good for you.
3) Health in general. People need to be healthy and eat food that is good for their bodies and mind.
4) Community. A community has to come together and work with one another to keep the garden well-run. It would stir up pride, teach hard work, and bring people closer.
5) Global Warming. Global warming can also be reduced by a large number of plants, pollution would improve as well.
I understand that there are problems with the plan, but there are solutions.
1) People taking care of the garden. If you want to use the garden, you must help in the garden for at least 30 minutes. There would be people there to regulate the garden though.
2) Pricing. There would have to be a community effort given in order to create it.
3) Globalization. Getting it to other countries would be a slight problem and one that I am not sure how to solve. Any ideas?
What do you guys think?
The poor you will always have with you.
The world is too full
of those with answers
about how they believe
others should act
and to empty
of those who act
in the ways
they recommend .
Do not speak write spew
along with damnation.
Give what you have to the poor
invite them into your abode
feed them clothe them
your less fortunate neighbors
I Don’t Know
Every single soul should have a roof over their head and food in their stomach. I cannot believe that in this day and time that anyone should have to choose between getting their medications or buying food/necessities. No one should lay their head down with an empty belly.
Look at the tremendous waste that goes on in this country and in the world. Tons and tons of food just tossed and allowed to become waste. I want to cry thinking of the people that could have benefitted from that food. What amazes me is I live in the suburbs of the 4th largest city in the United States. There are tons of empty buildings - some in great condition and some in need of repair...here's all this empty space just sitting there for years and there is this building explosion going on all over the area. Why not take these empty spaces and turn them into apartments and shelters. The government wastes so much money why not take care of the people who can't take care of themselves - isn't that what assistance is meant for? The lists to get in to government housing is long and to build more would cost a fortune. Why not lease/purchase these empty spaces across the U.S. Our government has always condemned or chastised other countries for allowing their citizens to be neglected yet it is all around us here.
I believe all able bodied people should be productive members of society - we have a really broken system that some take advantage of...those who could be working that play the system and receive aid - it becomes their job and their lifestyle....yet there are those truly in need who have to go through hoops to get assistance and sometimes are denied. It doesn't make sense. I am truly for everyone in need of assistance receiving it - that is why it was created.
I teach school and our students are served breakfast in their rooms. I always save whatever non perishable items are on the tray in case a child needs a snack or is still hungry. Out of the corner of my eye at the end of one day a few years ago, I saw a fairly new student reach in to the trash can - I first thought someone had just tossed something that looked like a treasure to her...but I watched her carry it closely by her side and slide it in to her backpack....it was someone's discarded breakfast. I instantly felt sick. Thankfully we have a food pantry where students are sent home with food and extra on the weekend. You don't realize how many kids literally go without food. How can we expect them to sit in a classroom and try to focus when they are hungry? Every teacher in my school keeps a personal food bank on shelves in our cabinets filled with breakfast bars, peanut butter crackers, juice boxes and other snacks. Ever gone home and looked in your pantry or refrigerator and tried to decide what to eat? Imagine going home to an empty pantry and refrigerator.
The Homeless make camps under freeway bridges, you pass them laying on the sidewalk. These are people. These are someone's daughters, sons, moms, dads, brothers and sisters. I know some choose to live this lifestyle and but also a great number are suffering from mental illness....how do we go on about our day when people are suffering in these conditions?
Food, shelter, healthcare for those in need - how do we fix these tremendous problems? I wish I had the answer...I think we have to come together to take care of those who can't take care of themselves. I believe we have to say enough and work to demand it. We have a lot to answer for as a society. We speak a lot about faith and Christianity and it makes me think of two bible verses, "If you are one who practices hospitality of faith, it is possible, even probable, that you have entertained an angel. Remember the commandment given by the apostle Paul while writing to the Galatians. “ Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal 6:10) and 1 John 3:17-3:18 "But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth."
Eat the rich
So like...if we just take the 44 billion that was just used to buy twitter and maybe feed the poor, or make housing for the homeless until they can get back up on their feet, or do literally anything with it to help people instead of what is actually being done, I think we can at least begin to get somewhere, no? Same for that one guy who spent billions going to space. Yes, I know who they are and I'm sure anyone reading this knows too, but I will not name them. We should stop calling these assholes by their names. They don't deserve both money and clout. This answer is messy, not too overly thought out, and generally all over the place, so forgive me, but I mean come on. They have billions. They can literally solve so many problems because we all collectively put such a high value on money. Unfortunately, we also collectively put a low value on human life. Or any life, really. Things won't change anytime soon. The assholes are too powerful. Sad.
The Human Race
Why are humans such a detriment to life on Earth? When thinking about this question, some people will probably blame greed in one form or another. I don’t think it’s that simple though. What could be the root source of our problematic behavior then? Evolution of life on Earth is a good possibility when you think about it.
Would the world become a better place and stay that way by simply removing humans though? I doubt it. Humans are not the only problem.
The evolutionary processes that led to most animals living on Earth today were lazy. Consider how a large portion of animals on Earth get their energy. Ending the life of other living organisms. When a living organism ends the life of another in order to consume it, the remaining organisms accept that in order for them to more easily survive, they will need to end the lives of others. This diminishes the value that is placed on life overall by that species.
Can this problem be fixed completely? Highly unlikely. Humans are far from the only animals to evolve like this. You’re not going to be able to convince polar bears to not eat baby seals, baby seals to not eat fish or fish to not eat worms.
As far as humans making a difference. I can think of one major step. Stop killing other organisms to live. Actually treat life like it is as precious as it truly is. Since we know the entire chemical makeup of the human body and the necessary vitamins & minerals to keep it alive and healthy, we really don’t need to continue to kill things to get adequate nutrition. We can synthesize everything that we need in order to stay alive and be healthier than when consuming other living organisms for sustenance while gaining an appreciation for a life.
Just trying to think outside of the box since obliteration is not a feasible option.
I would simply blast Kendrick Lamar's "good kid m.A.A.d city" around the entire world with speakers that are big as the Eiffel Tower.
But hey, that's just me.