How I'd Change the World With Only $100
edited: Monday, January 07, 2008
By Jeff Brown
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2008
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If I only had $100 to change the world? I'd set prices low to enable world leaders to mass produce my special book with all the answers.
If I was given only $100 to change the world, first, I would create a world dollar. After I establish my Mundo Money, I will then bring the cost of material goods down to near zero. From here, I can work my magic.
Each world leader will be given a book with world changing information. They will be able to produce millions of copies for just dollars because in this new world the bulk price of books with intent to improve the human heart will be discounted to mere pennies per 100,000. And don't forget that a penny in my new world will buy hundreds of times what it does now. But if additional help is needed, a new product called Sharing will be mass marketed by all benevolent world leaders. Sharing is a safe cleaning agent that can be applied as a gel, dissolved in drinking water, or spayed on pedestrians from above to eradicate the desire to kill for land, power, or because someone looks or thinks differently.
But now to the book. What's in it? It contains information to instruct others as to why they are here. First, they are informed by world leaders--presidents, ministers, prophets, saints, activists, intellectuals, and most five-year-olds, of course--that diversity is OK. That it's why we have twenty-six flavors of ice-cream and different colors for our cars. Upon reading this, people will awaken to their childhood when play was a priority over difference and possession. Their hearts will regress as their minds expand.
The book also tells us that we are being greatly deceived, that material gain, power, prestige, degrees, titles, are distractions to weed out the weak that these conventions must be overlooked and one must look to the eternal beyond. Here is where the Hindu sees life. The Hindu who believes that selfishness is essential to growth that it is not bad, initially. That in this laboratory called life selfish desire is like toys on the path of life. A child without toys is sad yet an adult fixated at this level is sadder still.
The book also tells us that all that exists is here to try and test to see which way we will turn. Will you end as Jacob Marley forsaking mankind to be fettered with the chains of temporal sin for all time? Or will your name be remembered for your hushed giving eons beyond those seeking infamy? Here is where the book tells us that the test is looking over, above, and beyond the shiny, the exciting, the breathtaking, to the mundane order of patience and giving. And as you begin to understand to hearken back to innocence, if you look close, you may just see the wise one wink from beyond the veil.
After the book circulates widely, there will be great discussion and debate about what should be done. What exactly is this mysterious book talking about when it states that people better appreciate who is responsible for their existence, as well as show sorrow for the chaos that reigns? Strange enough, even though everyone will speculate most know the answer, yet few will reveal it publicly. People will know in their hearts that when they get home in the evening they had better find some solitude and seek that quiet, still voice they used to talk to when innocence and time were in abundance. That same voice that used to be quite audible to all many, many, many years ago, but over time had lost something amongst the din of shouts for self-serving praise and attention. Because of the book, most will begin to seek the calm of the voice and they will experience something remarkable, something subtle, something profound.
They will begin to hear songs from their youth take on novelty. They will look at their pets and children and begin to stomp their feet and make funny faces. They will break up the rush-hour breakdown lane blockade and let the guy trying to pass go by. They will turn in their Mercedes, Jaguars and Lexuses and donate their time and money to those without leather interiors, rack and pinion steering and cruise control. They will see more of their kids and less of their jobs. They will open pop bottles with their teeth as their children warn them about chipping and cracking. They will lose interest in bookkeeping, stocks and bonds, investment portfolios, inventory, cash flow, and advertising. And it is not like they won't care anymore. As a matter of fact, they will care about their future more than ever. And something the quiet still voice that they can now hear keeps saying to them will make their bellies feel like a malted milk shake royal supreme, with cherries and sprinkles and peanut M & Ms on top. It is the same thing that they had heard in their youth which allowed them to be at play twenty-four seven.
And even though there is no such thing as an instant cure for a problem of such magnitude, there will begin to spring up signs of real change and feelings of real hope, the kind that lasts longer than an election, and people for the first time in history will collectively purge a lot of the garbage floating around in their heads and pull together more than ever before.