Given the recent talk about Utopia in the political forums, I got to thinking about the difficulties involved in trying to change things. Then I got to thinking about what it would be like if it were easier to change things.
If you could change any one thing, what would it be?
Although this sounds easy, it isn’t. What could you change that would be worth using up this ability? What makes one thing more desirable than another?
Do you cure some type of disease or sickness? Do you change or save the life of a significant individual? Do you pick a personal item and leave everything else as it is?
Unfortunately, if you change yourself so that you have the wisdom to make the “right” choice, you no longer have the ability to make the change. You’d have used your one thing.
Maybe that is enough if you find the thing that needs changing is something you can devote the rest of your life to. At least you’d perhaps get some satisfaction out of that.
If you did change something, if you actually made a choice, would you second guess yourself and wonder if you had done the right thing? Would you be able to live knowing you’d squandered this great gift when something more important showed up later?
Honestly, if something like this were possible, I’d be tempted to make myself immortal. Heck, if I did that not only could I worry about whether or not I had make the right choice, I could effectively do so forever.
Maybe it would be wise to give away all knowledge and memory of having this ability?
So, the question I put to you is this. If you were given the power to change any one thing, what would you change?