Can there be such a thing as a perfect world? It is an ideal that many people think is unattainable. Surely, though, it is an ideal worth striving for. What is the worst that can happen if we fail to create the perfect world? The answer is – a better world.
What is a perfect world? What does a perfect world look like? You could ask these questions of thousands of people and get lots of different answers. The reason for this is that the definition of a perfect world is different for everyone. Each person has a different idea of what constitutes a prefect world.
Take steps towards creating your perfect world. Don’t wait for someone else to start it. All it takes is a few small changes to get the ball rolling. Here are some ideas:
- What is your perfect world? The first step is to think about what your perfect world would look like; it is no use trying to create a perfect world if you don’t know what that is. Write down your ideas; this process could take a few days because more ideas are certain to come to mind once you have set the thought processes in motion. Do you want to see less hunger or poverty; or none at all? Do you want world peace with wars being a distant bad memory? Would you like to see a world where all people can live together in harmony? What about all people living happy, healthy lives? Maybe an end to global warming would be your goal.
- Start at home – your own small part of the world is your home, so look at ways to bring a little piece of your vision of a perfect world into your home. Check your list to see what can be adapted to a home situation. Get your family involved; you could be surprised at the ideas children come up with. Perhaps you can make some changes to your diet so that you eat healthier foods that are grown locally to reduce the distance it travels. Maybe you can conduct a power audit on your home to find ways to cut your power usage to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Maybe the kids can come up with ways to be kinder to other family members to bring more harmony to the home. You might like to sponsor a child in a third world country. Don’t underestimate the power of making a few changes to your small bit of the world.
- Share your ideas – talk to your friends and relatives and share your ideas. Ask them what their definition of a perfect world would be. Suggest that they do what you have already done towards creating a more perfect home environment. Think of ways that you can impact a wider piece of your world by pooling your resources and working together.
- Teach the children – the future of the planet is in the hands of our children. Teach them acceptance and tolerance towards other people, regardless of their differences. Show them that variety is the spice of life; that we need different ideas, cultures, foods etc to make up an interesting world. Learn new ways to heal our planet and put them into practice. Show them that giving back to the community that nurtures them is a win-win situation. Encourage them to help people who are less fortunate. Teach them gratitude for everything they have.
- Take your ideas into the wider community – don’t keep your ideas for a perfect world all to yourself; share them with your local community. Look for charities that are aligned with your ideas and offer assistance; this doesn’t have to be money; most charities need volunteers. Talk to community groups about how you can work towards a perfect world within your local area.
To create a perfect world, it is going to take many people making small changes. Align yourself with people whose vision of a perfect world is similar to yours and work together to achieve your goals.
So, what is your vision of a perfect world? What would you do to make that perfect world reality? Please share.
Nice post Miss T! Reminded me of the quote: Be the change you wish to see in the world!
Exactly. We can all make a positive impact if we try.
I love that quote. I actually try to live my life according those very words the best I can. I guess that is part of the driving force for this post. We can all make a difference if we try.
I like your message here Miss T. The future belongs to our children.
Exactly. That is why it is so important that we teach them the fundamentals they need in order to live successful and charitable adult lives.
Yes it does and that is why it is so important that we set the right example from an early age. They need to know how to live in this world in a positive way. Our future really depends on it.
I completely agree Miss T. Kids need to learn more about hope, optimism, and understanding that they do have the tools to change the world.
I agree. People think they are so hopeless these days which simply isn’t true. We have the power to make change. We just need to have the confidence to try.
I remember reading a book that suggests for you to act the way you want to be. It is the best way to become that person. I do this in my life, with my kids and as a role model for my students. “My world” is the way I want it.
Very cool. The fact that you are where you want to be and are doing the things you want to do in a way that is meaningful is awesome. So many people don’t have that. I also like how you are trying to share your knowledge with your students. That knowledge transfer is key to the future and what it looks like.
It’s good to be ambitious yet realistic. I think you’ve done that with this post. Thanks for reminding me to review some goals.
You’re welcome. I need to be reminded too sometimes about where I am headed and what I want to do. We can get lost in distraction and this regrounding is necessary to keep us on track.
You are talking about creating a vision – I am a proponent of creating a family vision that will carry forward for 100+ years – with each future generation of the family reviewing, changing and adapting it to the needs of their times. Working together, family members now and into the future can move their world towards their vision. Check out some of the articles on legacy on my .com site!
Exactly. Those relationships are so important because they give us the strength and knowledge to reach our goal. Collectively we are way more powerful than when alone. I will definitely check out some of your posts.
Awe this is a very sweet and thoughtful post 🙂 Thank you mother earth for the beautiful day today!
I enjoyed how this post somewhat “grounded” me 🙂
Glad to hear I brought you back to earth. I have those days too where I lose sight of what is important and what really matters. It is good to step back and evaluate ourselves and our actions and make sure they are in fact acts of good will.
I agree with your positive outlook–but realistically, the perfect world does not and will not exist until Christ comes back. We can be good stewards of the world God gave us and try and live at peace with those around us…but unfortunately, imperfect people cannot create a perfect world. (Romans 8:22–“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”)
You do have a point. A truly perfect world may not be possible but a close to perfect one can. There are so many things we can do in our daily lives that can have a positive impact on others around the globe. The sad thing is though that many people don’t make these small actions of good.
Great post. I think what I do the most is try to instill the right values in my kids and encourage all of us to think of those with less than us.
In essence, I don’t do anything grandiose. It is more about living each day the best you can. It is treating everyone the same regardless of their situation and not ‘seeing’ differences in people. It is about being responsible and taking the recycling out each day and hauling scraps out to the compost pile. I guess it is more a bunch of little things than any one big thing.
You are totally right. I really like how you summed it up. It is about our day to day and living each moment in a meaningful way. I am glad to hear you are setting this great example for your kids. They are the future, literally.
I really like this statement “To create a perfect world, it is going to take many people making small changes”.
This is so true!
Exactly. If we all did a few small things we could collectively make a real difference.
My perfect world is back on the farm where its still peaceful and “untouched” by today’s corporate world.
That sounds amazing. My hubby grew up on a farm and we still visit. I love it. It is so quite and recharging.