• Question: if you could change one thing about the world what would it be ?

    Asked by irischallis to David, Thiloka, Shonna, Shobhana, Ryan, Ross, Rebecca, Rachel, Patrick, Nina, MattyB, Matthew, Marianne, Lorena, Kate, Kaitlin, James, Ettie, Emmanuelle, Deepak, Anabel, Ambre, Alex, AlexAgrotis, Aina on 18 Jun 2019.
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      Kaitlin Wade answered on 18 Jun 2019:


      Violence – I’m in America at the moment and I hate the fact that there are some neighbourhoods that I just don’t feel safe in. I’d probably ban guns for that reason. They terrify me.

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 18 Jun 2019:


      The needless loss of decent brains through war – we have enough challenges to face as a species without killing each other – such a waste. Any funds or tools generated through technological advances that were driven by war should be used directly to prevent further wars.

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      Rebecca Moon answered on 18 Jun 2019:


      Free access to good health care for all.

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 18 Jun 2019:


      I would make sure that every child (and adult!) had enough food to eat and a roof over their heads.

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      Marianne King answered on 19 Jun 2019: last edited 19 Jun 2019 7:42 am


      I’d also get rid of violence. It’s so pointless and unnecessary. Whether that’s in our towns and cities or in entire countries through war. The reasons people seem to fight are so sad, differences in sexuality, religion, gender etc. I don’t know how people manage to generate so much hatred.

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      Kate Timms answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      I would take away the ability to hate and replace it with empathy. A lot of the world’s problems could be solved this way! I(f we had more empathy for each other and no hate, there wouldn’t be wars and we would make sure that everyone had a fair lot in life. If we all empathised with each other, we would make sure everyone had access to food, water and education.

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      David Wilson answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      If we could all be a bit more positive about things that would be great.
      Hans Rosling was a Swedish physician, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He was the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and was the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. His TED talks are amazing (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hans+Rosling) and he wrote a book called Factfulness which is well worth a read.
      His work and the continuing work of Gapminder: https://www.gapminder.org/ highlighted the public’s misconceptions on basic global facts like life expectancy, women in education and access to electricity. The media can give us the impression that the world is a terrible place, and it is in many areas. However, when we look at the world as a whole and over history we find that it’s not that bad and we’re constantly improving every year.
      Treat yourself to the Gapminder Test and see for yourself: http://forms.gapminder.org/s3/test-2018

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      Rachel Hardy answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      I would stop climate change

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      Matthew Bareford answered on 20 Jun 2019:


      It would be peoples attitudes towards each other. If everyone considered all others equal then there would be much less divides in society and across nations, meaning that the world would be much more peaceful, people would get on better and we could make really huge steps against things like global warming and infectious diseases, starvation and other problems in the world.

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