What kind of world ruler would you be?
Adryanna - A reluctant one. That kind of power does not suit my personality, but I like to think I would do my best to make the world a fairer place. The darker side of me wants to know if this is a case where “throw the whole thing away and start again” fits? But let’s ignore that.
Amanda - A dictator! Ha! No way. I’m all about community. If you’re in a group, you can only go as fast as your slowest person. I feel as though our leaders forget the little people, the people who suffer and those who hurt. I could never be a ruler, and I wish that our leaders would do more to lead our community in healthier directions.
Brandon - I wouldn’t be, if I’m being genuinely honest. I know myself well enough to know I can be callous when it comes to following the rules and cynical when I see how the world was, how the world is, and how it might become. There are too many options to say which is the best, too many beliefs to condemn others to be right or wrong, and too many gaps in just everything. We’ve become too divided and too resistant. I would make myself too frustrated trying to solve it all, and in turn make others frustrated who would continue to make me frustrated. Yet, I have the power. Dot dot dot. Fortunately, I’m able to say you might have better luck with the next person and pass it off, saving us all a long-term headache.
Brittany - Easy...I wouldn't. I've never had the desire to "rule," only love. That sounds dumb and corny, and you might be rolling your eyes or gagging at that sentiment… but it's true. Besides, I'm still trying to work myself out...I can't lead others. I'm a wannabe healer and a people pleaser with severe anxiety and very little filter. The last thing we need is someone ruling others that can't maintain a healthy relationship with themselves...or a hypocrite. Peace. Love. No rule...
Debi - I would work toward making sure food, housing, education, and healthcare was accessible and affordable to all. I would end income and death taxes, hike sales tax, and inflict the rich with taxes enough to make up for the ones I cut. Other than that, I would be fairly lazy, because I hate responsibility. I just want to make sure that as many people are taken care of fast possible, and no one makes a profit from the necessities of life.
Ilona - – I don’t think I’d care for the position in any way at all. It’d too hard to please everyone. But if I were the world ruler, I would make sure there were lots of beautiful gardens, plenty of good rain alternated with warm, not hot sunshine. I’d encourage people to live life more simply, like back in the olden days. However, I’d allow them a fridge, an automatic washing machine, non-iron clothes and the internet.
Jay - Yeesh, heavy. Um I think I’d let a lot of places self govern, because forcing one idea or set of ideals over the world is a recipe for disaster. And a kingdom that occupied “the world” sounds a bit stupid, so I’ll settle for running the world’s first and only Mori-archy. It’s like an oligarchy, only I get to make the choices.
Kieran - A very anxious one, as I have good intentions but am not very knowledgeable on many world issues and am prone to severe overthinking.
Laura - I don’t feel I would make a good leader. I tend to want to make everyone happy, and that’s just not possible when you are the leader of others. If it came down to it, I feel I could grow a backbone and do what is needed. I’d work hard to make sure people have what they need, and that everyone is provided for.
Serena - I would hate to have that amount of responsibility, but if I somehow found myself in that position, I'd do my best to be a good leader. I would make sure countries adhered to human rights laws and whatnot, try to reduce suffering as much as possible. Find smart people with good ideas to both help people and protect the natural world.
Vicky - Let’s face it, I’d probably abdicate. I’d probably make a good moody and broody Strider (LOTR) and I’d love the bit of mystery behind me or the hint at royalty. But I wouldn’t want to be him by the last few chapters.