Curing the World
If I could cure the world of one thing it wouldn’t be cancer. Or AIDS. Or even the common cold. I know it sounds heartless to say, but while these are terrible things I think there are other kinds of evil in the world that even a scientist isn’t able to find a cure for. I would cure people of fear. Before you write me off as a heartless person, hear me out.
I believe most evil in the world stems from fear. For example, jealousy often stems from fear. If you’re jealous you have a fear of that person cheating on you, fear of them liking someone else more than you, fear of them viewing you as inadequate, a fear of them doing something you don’t want them to do, etc. Complacency is caused by fear: fear of change, fear of a new job, fear of unfamiliar surroundings, etc. What about the awful things that go on in the world that aren’t stopped because of fear? You can draw connections of most things back to fear.
Now, what happens when we live with fear? Best case scenario we live with status quo. Worst case scenario we live with pain – enduring things we wouldn’t normally tolerate because the pain of dealing with them is less than the fear of making a change.
How would your life be different if fear didn’t exist? What would you do if you weren’t afraid?