Being the change.

I'm banned from buying new audiobooks this month, and instead have to wait for my freebie to arrive from audible on the 1st June. So, to fill the silence of my commute, I'm listening to "The Help", by Kathryn Stockett. Again! You can see a full review of this book here.

One of the themes of this book is change. It's about seemingly powerless people taking small, dangerous steps in order to change a few things about the attitudes of the world around them. This is where my thought of the day has come from.

If you could change one thing about the world in which we live, what would it be?

Would you outlaw money, invent some kind of amazing sustainable resource? Maybe you'd make yourself an evil dictator or give anyone magical powers?

I'd love to take the ideas you share here and give them to my Writers' Club for a session on dystopian utopias! So please, please share some thoughts!

Comment please!



  1. Lovely post and there are so many things I would change I dont know where to start. Acceptance of others is a big one :D

  2. I like the idea of acceptance within a dystopian setting. Might make a nice little story about people who are TOO accepting... thanks for the inspiration! :P

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  4. Scamp, peruser of the tomes20 May 2011 at 20:40

    hmm, this is difficult! I'd probably give myself magic powers (and re-write the universe to my new world order MWAHAHAHHAHA!) or just be able to draw anything I wanted as I see it in my mind. (sometimes that block between paper and imagination is REALLY frustrating) Can't choose which though =)

  5. Magical powers and world domination... ... ... or the ability to doodle nicely. I can see why the choice is difficult. It's not like you could use your magical powers to gain the ability to draw or anything... ¬_¬


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