Wednesday, March 09, 2011

What if?

I'm amazed! I have followers and I follow people from other countries, who speak other languages. 
With the click of a button, I can translate Spanish, French, Turkish, or Greek into English. 

I know that I often use slang in my writing so I can only imagine how it appears to my foreign friends, but I find it fascinating that I can now read the words of people, a half a world away, who speak a language that I don't understand. But new technology makes those words and ideas accessible to me....and my words and ideas accessible to them.

How interesting is that? I believe that people all over the world are alike in many ways. We want food when we're hungry, we want to keep our families safe, and a chance to do meaningful work with our hands and minds. I don't think that's too much to ask! After all, we live in a garden. There is enough to go around, if we can learn to take only what we need, and share the rest.

Imagine if all the countries around the world didn't have to spend vast amounts of money of defense. What if those dollars were spent on food production technologies, education, training, and renewable energy sources...for all countries?

I know it's a pretty big leap from and translate button on my blog to World Peace and True Happiness, but
What if?

10 comments:

  1. I like your 'what ifs" Rick.

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  2. Reminds me of something...what is it?? Oh yeah, the song "Imagine".."you may say I'm dreamer, but I'm not the only one.." I think I'm a dreamer.

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  3. Yes, I am an example. I live in Europe in the north of Spain, and I could never imagine that I would read to a man who lives as far as you. I think the Internet is wonderful, is like a window to the world and lets us know other places and other people very far from us, I agree with you, people seems much simpler. We just want to find a decent job and health, so we can live more or less happy. The other, conflicts between countries I think it's things politicians who manipulate us.
    I am very pleased to enter your little virtual home is your bolg.
    A greeting.

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  4. I'm totally into your "what if" world...Imagine all the people...

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  5. Your what ifs are absolutely lovely. If only, if only, if only!! Take care
    x

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  6. That is a very important what if.

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  7. What if -- indeed.

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  8. it is the connections between people of other countries that will bring world peace and cooperation, not governments.

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  9. @ Maluferre - Gracias por sus comentarios. Creo que estás en lo correcto acerca de la manipulación de los políticos eventos para sus propias agendas.

    --Thanks for your comments. I think you are correct about the politicians manipulating events for their own agendas

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  10. I love the ideas in this post. It's impossible to imagine life without the internet - imagine the isolation, now that we are used to making connections all over the world!

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