How to Fix the World

How to Fix the World

Sunday, December 15, 2002
| Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

It's easy enough to complain about what's wrong with the world, much harder to come up with creative ideas to do something about it. is a clearinghouse for fresh approaches to the world's ills, but Isaiah's vision trumps them all.

In a world of Twelve-Step programs, the Seven Principles of this or that, drug therapies and cosmetic surgery, it is refreshing to get some advice that cuts to the chase.

Some psychologists are now advocating a simple two-step approach to mental health:

1. Get over it. 2. Stay over it.

This refreshing - if simplistic - advice is unlikely to catch on. We're too in love with our culture of complaint. Some of the whining no doubt is personal. Yet a lot of it is about stuff over which we have no control. It is in these latter matters that we love to speculate. "If I were in charge," we announce, "this is what I'd do. But, of course, no one's asked me ..."

Now someone's asking you. At, you are asked to submit your opinions on how to fix the world. Persons submitting a winning idea are awarded a cash prize. Many ideas will no doubt be swept into the dustbin of history. But here are just a few suggestions that some people think would really make a difference.

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