There are numerous inequities in the world with millions of people dying every year of curable diseases and hunger. It is not that people don’t care; it is that they are ill informed and believe nothing can be done about it. Unfortunately the current system does not reward people for alleviating suffering and we need to develop a system that will reward the alleviation of suffering around the world.
It will not be easy. I am tired of hearing how there were always people in poverty and there would always be people in poverty. Inequities were an inevitable part of mankind some claimed. The world has limited resources. One person alone can not help everyone. However if everyone challenges the status quo and looks for more imaginative solutions the world can be made a better place.
We need to think creatively to come up with solutions and not be afraid to try to make something happen.
A lot of people say the world can not be united. It simply can’t be done. But if some brave individuals in our past had not challenged the majority view in their time we would still be in the stone ages. No airplane, no phones, everyone subject to the rule of kings and demigods.
I hope that Mr. ChengX is listening to me and doesn’t listen to all the people that are telling him he can’t do it. He has a great idea and a great dream, and I hope you will all give him and the dream a chance. Uniting the world seems like an impossible task, and it may be impossible, but the idea is not crazy. It’s brilliant! It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. I think Mr. ChengX’s idea is right at that fine line, but on the genius side.Think how much easier it would be solving the world’s environmental, health, and hunger problems if the world was one nation. How much more efficient every business and humanitarian organization would be if there was only one set of government regulations to follow. With all the money we waste on military spending and multiple countries governmental bureaucracies, we would free up enumerable resources that could be dedicated to curing disease and ridding the world of hunger.