An Exercise In Imagination
Imagine a world wherein all needless human suffering had been eradicated. Not that silver-lining-there-were-lessons-learned-the-glass-is-half-full-I’m-ultimately-glad-I-went-through-it kinda suffering but rather the well-that-just-sucked-and-for-no-reason-now-I-have-herpes sort. A world wherein nature and technology had been harmonised, brought into accordance with the Tao of things. A world wherein health was the default state, not some elusive mirage beyond the horizon of sickness. A world wherein creativity and intelligence reigned supreme, wherein love and compassion prevailed always. A world wherein the mystery of existence was embraced, suffused through all things. A world wherein we all got along, wherein we’d learnt to collaborate, to amplify one another’s unique potentiality. A world wherein we lived positively of our own volition, in pursuit of our individual passions and proclivities, from a place of freedom rather than social or economic obligation. A world wherein we celebrated the full range of human experience — except, of course, the well-that-just-sucked-and-for-no-reason-now-I-have-herpes suffering variety. But everything else, pretty much. A world, what’s more, wherein we were free to explore the contents of our own minds, to explore the entirety of our Being. Imagine a fully human world, in other words. Only better.