Mandatory fun time?
Just had an idea:
– If all nation-states in existence signed a treaty, in which by cutting defence expenditure by 20%, they used the money to provide two months fun time for each citizen?
– This would include ANYTHING (bar not hurting others) citizens wanted to do that was fun and enjoyable.
Would you support this, and write your Congressman, or POTUS himself? lol.
-Yknow, there’s a huge difference in resources. Some countries can afford two months, others wouldn’t afford two days. Many nations barely have any defence expenditure in the first place.
-So you’re saying we would be forced to hurt eachother? Why?
What’s a Potus?
@manimal, POTUS = President Of The United States.
I think the OP meant to say, we could do anything EXCEPT hurt each other, that makes more sense to me.
I think it’s a nice idea because I feel part of the problems we have are rooted in people having shitty lives (lack leads to despair and/or anger which leads to abusive homes or alcohol/drug use or other crime, and so on) but ultimately unaffordable and wouldn’t be a lasting change to the problem. As soon as those two months or two days or however long it would be, my guess is people would go back to the old ways. As soon as the grind sets back in, so too would the anger, frustration, jealousy, and despair which drives bad lives and criminality.
It almost gets to the root in giving people two good months out of the year, but what anyone truly desires is 12 good months out of the year. And that’s something everyone has to solve for themselves because no one else is able to do that.
Doesn’t matter. All countries could agree a percentage based on their defence expenditure. The USA, Russia, UK, France, etc. would have to pay more, but then they can’t complain since they have world class armies, nukes, blue water navies and start of the art arsenals. If Djibouti or Bangladesh can’t afford, well they’re poor countries, it’s only fair (IMHO at the least).
And bar means expecting or without.