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Communication: Journal Prompt 5 – Someone Else

Journal Prompt 5

If you had to be someone else for 24 hours, who would you choose and why? What would you do?

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My first thought to answer this question was to say Oprah because I can just imagine what and whom she has access to with all the money she has. Having the money is one thing for being able to do what needs to be done. Who wouldn’t want Oprah money?! But to be able to have access to certain things, places, people in life that I would never have in my life. That part would be cool.  I would be interested in seeing what circles she runs in too.  But that’s just my curiosity.

That reminds me, I need to buy a Powerball ticket this week. The jackpot is up to a BILLION DOLLARS.  That is the largest jackpot in US history.  Madness!

Then my second thought to answer this question was to be God. Why? The world is in such a mess right now and it needs to be cleaned up. I don’t think anyone else could fix it either.  I wouldn’t cause a disaster to the world to do that, however. I would just change the way things are. Everyone would TRULY be equal. No more separation. No more exclusion. No more so-called ineligibility for things for whatever reason. Equal access to at least the basic things for everyone. Everyone should be able to have a decent affordable place to live.  In this area, prices for housing are just ridiculous.  Everyone should have a job that pays enough to pay for that place to live.  To even live in this area and have a decent place, you have to be making a certain amount just to barely get by.  Wages should be higher.  Childcare shouldn’t take your whole paycheck and neither should rent/mortgage/car payment & insurance.  That doesn’t even include groceries.  Everyone should have a decent car to get to that job.  Basic things.   Yet the hardest things for a lot of people to obtain and maintain.

Racism, classism, sexism, ageism, terrorism, etc., would not exist. No more -isms.

That would be my starting point, so I would probably need more than 24 hours.

 

How would you answer this question?