Saturday, March 28, 2009

What would you like to Change?

This might sound crazy but I often feel like I should have some sort of supernatural power to deal with the corrupt police, bad politicians, hooligans, rapists, serial killers just name it. You know, if you can remember that particular thing that made you go over the edge and you wished you could deal with it to your satisfaction but you were helpless to do something (just a case scenerio).

Anytime I witness oppressions, bad treatment of others, I just wonder; why is it that we get to see the power of Cat Woman, Superman, Batman, Harry Potter only in the movie? Can't there be a life experience? Can't I possess such power and use it for the good of the nation? Had I had these powers, all corrupt police officers and army in Nigeria would have being safe! All the bad leaders that have embezzled our money better take cover.

But I don't have such powers but still I have got other powers. Power to cry out whenthere is injustice , power to continually try to change a situation by just doing something no matter how big or small about it, power of positivity- that some day all these little efforts will become so big and it will change history...

My question is is there any burning issue that you want to solve? If you have just one change to make a change, what will it be?

20 comments:

TheYarner said...

Oppression against children would be top of my pile... First time here I think.....

LG said...

stop all kinds of EVIL

Afrobabe said...

Hungry people...I wish I could feed everyone or give everyone the ability to fend for themselves...maybe a head start.

Courtney said...

i'd go after child abusers and molesters with a machine gun.
Everyday.

Doja said...

@LG evil is defined by the definer so what is evil to you might not be evil to someone else!

I Would pass a law that all children must have 3 very meals every day.

Naughty Eyes said...

I feel you're doing good enough as it is even without the super powers. I believe speaking out against oppression is a special power on its own when the mass populace chooses to keep quiet, suffer and smile instead...
Burning issues I'd want to solve? It'd be corruption and mis-management. These two canker-worms are the root causes of most of the other societal problems.

Jaycee said...

That's a really deep question...

If I were to think of one thing right now, it would be the power to stop myself and other people from wasting our destinies...sometimes it's too late...

Kafo said...

hmmmmm
there are too many things
but i think the major one that will eventually have an effect on all the others is
open people's eyes to their identity in Christ

Tigeress said...

Hey Standtall- i really love this blog of yours.

Well if i were able to change history- it'll have to be slavery. When u read or hear about it- for me it hurts. Sometimes i come close to tears. I'm reading a book titled Little Black Girl Lost 4 about a girl kidnapped during slavery and it got me asking God why it happened. And how human beings cld justify the cruelty. I wish i cld change that!

funkola said...

the length of time the Nigerian judiciary takes to decide a case. i wish i cld change that, it's a downside and makes me not wanna litigate. hello standtall!xoxo

Fashinga said...

There are so many things i wish i had the power to change and yes many times, ive wished i had some sort of super powers..

I wish i could eradicate poverty for good..
I wish i could stop racism all over the world..
I wish there would be gender equality and stop women oppresion..

The list is endless...I love your blog!!

Later Luv!!
F.

aloted said...

Top of my list is stop domestic abuse of women. Or better still helping women realise they dont have to stay in an abusive relationship.

O'Dee said...

Employeers thinking they own their employees.

Employment letter states 8am-5pm working hours, yet they want you to always get to work before 8.

Employment letter states Working days mon - friday. yet they want you to come to work last sat of every month, with no overtime pay.

I really dont no why labour does not check the ways & policies of employers in the private sector.

This issue is a topic close to my heart.

sokari said...

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Buttercup said...

I've also wished for super powers..

Well, if I could change one thing, my focus would be on love. I feel if there's GENUINE love in the world, everything else would follow..

tobenna said...

I feel you too STANDTALL.
But the truth is that we do not have such powers, just like you said.
The powers we do have are useful in their own ways.
If I had one chance to make a change?
Suck up all self-centeredness.

doll said...

Il change the fact that these hausa/ arab marry off young girls at tender age to old men and deprive these girls their right to happiness, luv, education and independence

StandTall-The Activist said...

Dear all sorry for not responding to you individually but I am happy that will all have an issue we wish we can change though I do not know the strategy that we can all use but one thing is sure we can still make some changes in our little ways..

Grahamn Kracker said...

You exercise your power, right here. It may seem like a small thing, but let us watch and see what it grows into.

Ms. SpicyTee said...

I'd like to work on Violence against women and Child Abuse..

My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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