1. A public school system that encouraged diversity without defined cliques- a system that thrived on differences rather than suffering from that. In fact- throw out the word system, just call it 'schools'.
2. For people to become more concerned with making their community a better place to live instead of just complaining about it.
3. The dissapearance of bubblegum pop from the music scene- permanently.
A few comments on other wishes:
'Abolition of third world debt and exploitation, and equal wealth equality through the world. '
-World wide communism?
'for everyone to respect the views of others'
-I find this impossible. For example, I don't respect the views of people who lash out against beliefs and ideas they aren't even educated about. Maybe respecting all people is a more reasonable goal, but I still think it's pretty unnatainable.
'I'd wish for a world where what you looked like held no bearing on how people see you.'
Imagine I go in for a job interview with a fancy restaurant. I'm applying to be an opening manager. I stroll in wearing dirty sweatpants, a frayed T-shirt, uncombed hair, unwashed face- you get the picture. Does the employer get the impression that I really care about the position, and moreover, should he/she? The way we present ourselves physically does, in some aspect, reflect how we feel about where we are, both in life and at that particular time (I would lounge around home looking like that, but certainly not go for a job interview.)
'All children lived in a home with loving parents, free from hurt, pain and sickness.'
Does it have to be plural? I was better off as a kid with my dad not around- or what if it's grandparents, aunt, uncle, etc. This wish seemed too 1950's white picket fence to me...
I hope nobody takes those comments too seriously...I'm not trying to bash the wishes or anything- I'm just looking for interesting conversation...
I eat only sleep and air -Nicole Blackman
[This message has been edited by hush (edited 09-04-2001).]