DON’T LET ME RULE THE WORLD. YOU WON’T LIKE IT.

If I Ruled the World

You’ve been given the superpower to change one law of nature. How do you use it?


Let me start by saying I do not want to rule the world. Not even a tiny corner of it. I get exhausted trying to manage our dogs, convince them to go out to do their business and not steal my socks.

Superstition Mtns Arizona

So if you give me a superpower, I might use it to eliminate the human race. We were given custodianship of the earth and have failed horribly. We have poisoned the water and air, brutalized the earth itself. Slaughtered the wildlife, cut down forests, dammed rivers, polluted everything with our garbage.

We haven’t been any better to each other than we’ve been to the animals we’ve driven to extinction or near-extinction. We’ve murdered each other with as little conscience as we’ve shown to the rest of earth’s inhabitants. We’ve stolen the darkness, eliminated privacy, lost respect for each other and for life itself. As a species, I see little to recommend us.

If indeed God chose us to care for this world, we have utterly failed. We don’t deserve another chance. We have shown ourselves unqualified to care for anything or anyone. Humans cannot be trusted.

See? I told you. Don’t put me in charge. You won’t like it at all.



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39 replies

  1. We can tell, you definitely do not want to rule the world.
    Hehehe! Good post.

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  2. You right dear but with your super power you can change their attitude towards earth. If it’s possible.

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  3. How can we be custodians of a world that we refuse to understand?

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    • We haven’t even learned to understand each other.

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      • I think you may be right Marilyn. It’s a known fact that, left alone, even the cities would soon be overgrown by vegetation as The Earth goes about healing and repairing itself. The animals and insects seem to have no trouble working with nature. Only we “humans” want to change everything to meet our needs, and, in doing so, crap up the works. So as stated above, I agree, given a superpower. we need to use it to get rid of the people on this dirt ball. I feel better already just thinking about the outcome.

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  4. As a fellow human, I can say for a fact there is absolutely no excuse for most people’s behavior and the bad decision making so, wait a few, we’ll all become extinct.

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  5. Although I’m not as pessimistic as you about humans, I totally agree with your first paragraph. Like you, I have no desire to rule the world. I don’t even want a bigger house or more of just about anything. When you have more, you have to figure out how to use it well, and I’ve got all I can handle. If I had a mansion or a yacht or a vacation home, I’d have to throw lots of parties. And can you imagine how much trouble it would be to figure out what to do with all that money if you won the lottery?

    Ruling the world? Way too much effort!

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    • I win the lottery, I pay off ALL the bills. Then it’s relax and finally stop worrying. I don’t want to be in charge of ANYTHING. I’ve been taking care of everything my whole life. Now, I just want to chill 😀

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  6. We have too many wanna’ be rulers trying to act like they are invincible. Boy – are they in for a surprise…

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  7. Ah, thein lies the rub. Once you have become the ruler of the world you have decisions to make. For all our failings and shortsightedness, you cannot eliminate the human race because we deserve to live as much as any other living thing and our very continuation shows our resilience. You love your dogs but they cannot produce the thought provoking posts that you do every day!

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    • True, but if there were no people thus no computers … who would care? But, as I said … I’m absolutely NOT interested in rulership. Any kind. Especially not of this ailing old world.

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  8. I dunno…. I’d rather vote for someone who is refreshingly (though brutally) honest than the usual fare of two faced politicians we get stuck with. I wouldn’t mind our human genocide if I could come back as a squirrel…

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  9. Mr. McGee, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.

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  10. I’ve made mistakes, and as a society tend to be indignant about them. That is what bothers me.

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  11. And with, the conscience of the king, all you have said is true of our past. Hopefully, our past alone…as we move towards more “you’s”…and less hyenas!

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  12. Oh, I dunno; I can think of worse people to be in charge, Marilyn! Namely, most of the pea-brained, power-mad, Narcissistic Neanderthals who actually ARE in charge! At least you tell it the way it is. Most of the tossers (and tosserinas) in governments/Royal Families/Dictatorships around the world wouldn’t recognise the truth if they tripped over it, and have the corporate integrity and charm of a pack of hyenas. I know, I know, that’s a terrible insult – to the hyena! xxx

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