Lately, I’ve been musing on what a perfect place would look like, and how far away from it we truly are.

 

 

In a perfect place potato chips wouldn’t make you fat. In a perfect place beans wouldn’t make you fart. In a perfect place we’d worship values, not the dollar. In a perfect place the values we espouse would be reflected in our actions. 

In a perfect place we’d dare to believe in the miraculous limitlessness of existence. In a perfect place we’d have no need to be scared. In a perfect place we’d have no desire to persecute others. In a perfect place we’d know there’s enough of everything for everyone.  

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In a perfect place we’d all be precious. In a perfect place we’d understand that both suffering and privilege are largely due to luck. In a perfect place we would all be empowered to fulfil our own potential.

In a perfect place we’d know that life is not a competition. In a perfect place our men wouldn’t kill our women, our kids wouldn’t kill themselves. In a perfect place people seeking asylum wouldn’t be slowly killed in detention to teach other people a lesson.

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A perfect place would not be built on the foundations of fearful weakness – but on the boundless possibilities of bravery, generosity, wisdom, imagination and kindness.

In a perfect place we’d treat the planet like a goddess, not like a public toilet. In a perfect place we’d practice the truth that we are all just part of the whole- and that our success depends on one another – all plants, all animals, the air, land, sea and bugs.  In a perfect place ‘our success’ would not be measured by a stock market.

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In a perfect place we’d have exceptional leaders – selfless, intelligent, humble and honest.  In a perfect place our leaders wouldn’t waste our time blurting bullshit – that none of us believe anyway.

In a perfect place our leaders would speak from the heart not a script. In a perfect place our leaders wouldn’t need to do a course in empathy. (Whatever the hell that is.)

In a perfect place our leaders would be positive role models, not self-serving dullards intent on rewarding their own greed and cruel cowardice. 

In a perfect place our leaders would build a nation based on freedom, respect, fairness and equality of opportunity … and not just write about it on the Department of Home Affairs website.

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In a perfect place it would be wholeheartedly understood that you cannot just water some of the plants and expect the whole garden to flourish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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