Dec 14, 2013

Tossing Pennies in a Fountain: An Exercise in Wishful Thinking

Wishing for things without taking action is often silly and pointless.  We've come a long way since the days where Disney taught our children that wishing on a star was all they needed to do to be successful.  But isn't it fun?  I still toss pennies in the fountain at the mall, and I still indulge myself in wishful things every now and again.  So here's my pennies for this year...

I would like to live in a world where:
  1. People actually treated each other the way they'd like to be treated
  2. Smokers didn't toss their cigarettes all over the place
  3. The legal system wasn't complicated to the point that the common man can't understand it without a lawyer
  4. Recycling bins and trash cans were treated as separate entities
  5. People weren't afraid to embrace new ideas
  6. Parents didn't pass their prejudices on to their children
  7. Holidays were more about family and celebration than commercialism
  8. Infomercials were abolished and all ads were funny like the ones on ESPN
  9. Everyone was as much a "people person" as they are when they're drunk
  10. More people read for fun
  11. Drivers used their turn signals
  12. I was already the person I want to be!