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#365 | We come and go like fireflies
A week ago, Dolly said something that echoes what most of us feel deep down: we're living through what seems like the darkest chapter in human history – people being killed or displaced for land or profit, our planet sending eviction notices, a worldwide shortage of simple kindness.
Yet, it turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we believe.
Despite elected governments everywhere doing everything they possibly can to fail spectacularly at governance.
My 15 yo asked me a question following a particularly ragey rant about the futility of voting, the circus of governance, and the pointlessness of it all. "What would you do?" she asked, "if it were up to you?"
If it were up to me? I'd invite the universe to send a particularly mighty meteor our way —a hard reset for this beautiful blue rock minus the parasite infestation. It’s a good thing it’s not up to me, kid.
But what about you? Would you be a ruthless despot, a benevolent socialist, or a free-wheeling libertarian?
If you're itching to try your hand at nation-building, give NationStates a whirl. It's a digital playground where you craft your country from scratch, shaping everything from its national anthem to its quirkiest laws. As leader, you'll tackle issues that shape your nation's identity, steering it in the direction you want it to go.
Go, build your dream country.
Today marks the 365th edition of Just One Thing. All of us – Analina, Dolly, Nikita, Pai, Proiti, Ria, and I – are grateful to you for reading us. We'd planned a fun post to mark this milestone, but right now, our hearts are occupied with Palestine.
Mirna El Helbawi has a brilliant initiative to keep Gazans connected with the world through e-Sim donations. If you can, please donate one. Or ten. Small acts of kindness keep the world spinning, even when everything else seems to be falling apart.