If we put aside competition
If we put aside division
If we put aside hatred
If we put aside violence
If we put aside exploitation
If we put aside control
If we put aside destruction
If we put aside our fear of nature
What a planet we could build!
I often think of all the wasted time and energy that goes into policing, military protection, clearing up pollution, dealing with crime, caring for the injured after wars, trying to protect nature against wanton abuse, patching up damaged people and animals, fighting terrorism, fighting poverty.
What a waste.
All because some people want more than their share, some people want to impose their views on others, some people think they want an easy way.
What would the world be like if we all learnt to share, respect and get along?
Wouldn’t it be nice for everyone and everything?