Friday, November 11, 2011

What Would You Want?

This is a rant and I apologize.

The other day a local radio station was talking about the results of a study that had been completed in the United Kingdom. In the study, they asked a random group of people one question: "If you could have anything in the world that you wanted, what would it be?" Anything in the world.

Do you know what the top three answers were?

  1. A million dollars

  2. An ipad 2

  3. Fame

It's a reflection of our culture right now that we picked such superficial and materialistic items. And, it's worrisome that so many people can't see past themselves - their wants, their desires, and their needs to contribute to the greater good.

I think it's a sad state of affairs that we as a society have become so egocentric. We were asked what we would want if we could have anything in the world and we picked things that would only benefit one person, us. Maybe a better question would have been if you could have anything in the world to better humanity, what would it be?

~ Sasha

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