Friday, February 22, 2013

Free You Mind Friday - Week 5

Here we are, Week 5 and another question to ponder.

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

I guess my first thought is why only ONE thing? I can think of many different things which need to be changed but honestly the one thing that stands out in my mind is NOT World Peace or War, although those are both great things to want to have they are also a little unrealistic. I think that one thing is ABUSE.

There are many different types of ABUSE affecting people the world over. There is child abuse, abuse of women, mutilation, abuse of the elderly, animal abuse, substance abuse, abuse of powers, the list could just go on forever I think. Some of these abuses seem to be acceptable in different societies, like the mutilation. There was a post yesterday from a friend that really made me think. Paraphrasing here, Animal Abuse cases can get more jail time than Child Abuse cases. WOW! Then I started to think about DWI cases and what the jail time is or with Vehicular Homicide cases. I will not comment on my personal experience with this until the sentencing is completed but I will just say it is not enough.

These abuses need to stop. The world can be dangerous enough without the added fear of abuse. Abuse of Power is something which seems to be increasing right now with the government trying to take away the rights of the people.

The abuse of the elderly is horrible and goes unnoticed, how said to treat our oldest citizens with such disrespect.

I could go on but I really think if I had the power to change only one thing it would be to stop abuse from happening all over the world.