Get Right With The World...

@birthlady (5613)
United States
December 26, 2006 10:31am CST
Ok, here's my topic, and its total fantasy. Let's say there's an international program where you could VOLUNTEER (nobody makes you) for ONE YEAR of your life to help other people, do good deeds, and use all of your TALENTS and natural GIFTS -- let's say this program has NO CONSEQUENCES to your family or finances, there's no harship imposed on anyone (this is fantasy, remember?)===and IF this program participation relieved you of all the bad things you've EVER done but never got CAUGHT for---would you do it? I mean if this participation made all of your wrongs right---would you participate? I would.
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37 responses
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I'd definitely do it! Even without the promise of it resolving anything bad may have done. The chance to voluteer time and help without worrying about time and money? it's like a dream come true! I used to do a lot of volunteer work with wildlife and abused animal rehab, but I can't take time off to do it anymore and I really regret that.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Don't give up, you'll do it again one day soon...
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@ramya186 (949)
• India
26 Dec 06
Get-Right - Get-Right
am always reeady to do this, i will get right with this world,well its a good thinking
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Thank you for responding!
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@kaniam (582)
• India
27 Dec 06
good
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Yes, its a good way of thinking. This way we create the best world around us, and its like a vast field of wildflowers.
• United States
27 Dec 06
Everyone should have the chance to do this! The world would certainly be a better place and everyone could let go of their guilty baggage that holds them back.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Can we each do this now? I think so, even if in small ways, we can, I do.
@casper20 (1465)
• India
27 Dec 06
i would certainly.life would have been really easy then.but in real life there is a complication in everything.we always talk about doing things for others but we need assurances that it will not effect our life in a negative way.the most positive thing we can do for others is to pray for them from your heart, but do we really do that?there is no negative effect in praying .
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Praying for others is a wonderful thing to do, you are correct.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I would volunteer for sure too! I've volunteered "just because" before and it makes you feel really good and you learn a lot of things about other people and even about yourself. I volunteered in an adult group home where the people were either physically or mentally handicapped (sometimes both) and I learned a lot about myself and others in the world.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Dec 06
It's a wonderful feeling to help others, I learn alot this way, too.
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I would participate even though I have no bad things I've done that I feel need to go away. I think the reason most of us don't volunteer much now is because it means time off work, or it will cost us money. So if what you are saying is a year where I don't have to worry about my job, or my money, I would do it :) My main talent is creativity so I'd love to help build and decorate houses :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I would love to see a house you help build and decorate one day...
@onesiobhan (1330)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
Yes! I would love to spend a year volunteering in another country. It would be incredibly educational and I would get to help other people. That would be really inspiring.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I am inspired by reading all the wonderful things people want to do!
• United States
27 Dec 06
i think that would be very nice
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Dec 06
me too!
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27 Dec 06
I would definately do this. I would be off somewhere, where I would help kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. Wouldn't it be great if this could come true. Its good to read your responses to know people would give up a year of their lives.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Yes, this is making me feel really good!
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@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
oh, yes, i'd be very much willing to participate. i believe that for us to maximize our god-given talents and abilities, we must share them with others to make the world a better place.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I agree with you that sharing our God given talents and abilities, makes the world a better place!
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• United States
27 Dec 06
You had me at the no financial consequences. I would love to be able to volunteer for a whole year somewhere without worrying about paying the bills.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Thanks for responding...what would you do if you could?
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I absolutely would volunteer to help other people and do good deeds. I am already helping people who are less fortunate and would love to volunteer and do more to help people as much as I can and do good deeds. It is a great feeling to help people and see them smile and do well in life.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Yes, it is a great feeling to help people, I love it also.
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• United States
26 Dec 06
Yes I think that I would. I mean it wouldn't be hurting me to do it then yes of course!
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Thank you for responding!
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@jedhimura (194)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
of course!!! it's my chance to clean my ugly past!
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
start today in any little way you can...do just one small thing...
@ashiflett (1045)
• United States
27 Dec 06
This is actually a very interesting concept. I appreciate the fact that you posed this question to us. I would definately participate in a program like this. I think it would be a great project and I am almost sad that it is only a fantasy based situation....
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I know, I am sad its fantasy too!
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
27 Dec 06
fantasy - Fantasy picture
Yes I would definitly take the opportunity to wipe my slate clean.I wish this kinda topic exsist and it wasnt a fantasy.Would be great.I would be first in the que.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have thought of doing something like this in retirement
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Are there ways you can start today?
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I think it would be a wonderful program and I would donate my talents to this
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I guess I need to be fabulously wealthy so I can start this program!
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
i would but I would rather do it because I want to not because it will make your wrong doings right... (even if its just fantasy...)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Ok, thanks for responding!
• United States
27 Dec 06
What an incredible idea, and a resounding YES where do I sign.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Can you do something small, today, where you are? What would you do? I volunteer my knowledge and time. Here's a link to my website, Auntie Natal 911~9 Months, 1 Purpose, 1 Goal: Healthy Mothers make Healthy Babies! http://www.auntienatal911.com
• India
27 Dec 06
before I say anything about my willingness about participation, I must say that thats a really interesting topic..and as far as participatin goes I would be lying if I just say yes based on morals or ethics..I would rather think about the situation with all my friends..discuss the effects..think about my family, parents, girlfriend and lots of other people in my life..I know it would be my decision but I think I would get influenced by others also..
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
thank you for honestly responding!