If you had the power to model and shape an ideal world order, what would your vision be? In order to envision this, there several more questions to introspect on. What kind of world would we want to live in?
What would that look like? What kinds of activities would be at the forefront of culture? In what areas would the most energy be devoted to? What kind of role models would be best for your ideal world?
Once these questions, among many more, are answered to your satisfaction, you will have a rough idea of what your ideal world order would be. But before that, let us understand what a world order is.
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What is World Order?
The definition of a world order is a system controlling events in the world, especially a set of arrangements established internationally for preserving global political stability. It is an international-relations term describing the distribution of power among world powers.
World order as a term can be used both analytically and prescriptively. Both usages serve important purposes in grasping the realities of political life on a global level. Analytically, world order refers to the arrangement of power and authority that provides the framework for the conduct of diplomacy and world politics on a global scale.
Prescriptively, world order refers to a preferred arrangement of power and authority that is associated with the realisation of such values as peace, economic growth and equity, human rights, and environmental quality and sustainability. This essay is in reference to world order prescriptively.
My Ideal World Order
My ideal world order would contain several different aspects, some similar to the current world, while others from a completely different perspective. Here are some of the changes I envision in an ideal world.
We all know that due to climate change, or rather, the climate catastrophe, we have only twelve years to save our Earth. It has occurred to me quite often that one of the main reasons for global warming is the over utilization of resources for energy. Scientists are already working on ways to use solar energy to generate electricity.
In my ideal world order, the world would run using the help of a Dyson sphere. A Dyson sphere is a hypothetical mega structure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output. In this way, the pollution output rate would fall massively, global warming would decrease, and the world would be a much better place to live in.
In my world order, men & women would be considered as equal. Members of the LGBTQ community would be treated as equals. Racism would never be even thought of. There would be no poor and rich difference, but not with communism. No discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, sexual preferences, colour, caste, religion, or opinions would exist.
Every individual would be expected and by social presence adhere to a moral code of conduct, which would include respecting each other, respecting the law, adhering to the law, minding one’s manners in both public & private life. This sort of equality would promote justice and indirectly would improve the law and order situation to its best.
If we could avoid the discrimination, we can avoid the tag of under-developed, developing and developed countries; as each and every country will come upfront to help each other with their requirements in a mutual understanding.
In my ideal world, there would be little at most to absolutely no resemblance to the current education system. The grading system would be completely abolished. Fishes would be taught to swim as well as they can, monkeys would be taught to climb trees, lions to roar and catch prey, deer to graze and hide from lions.
Elephants would learn to use their trunks to the best of their abilities, squirrels to differentiate between good nuts and bad ones, birds to fly as high as their wings allow, the flightless ones to walk/swim as much as they can. To sum it up, each one would be taught to harbour their own talent and work on that to make it the best they can.
Of course, I don’t mean to say that in an ideal world, we will be educating animals; these animals are simply in reference to differently abled human beings.
Another point under education is that it would be completely free. A school in Assam has begun accepting one small bag of plastic waste as a school fee. The waste collected is then either reused or recycled. Imagine if all the schools and universities used this method!
Our world would be so spotlessly clean, children at a young age would learn how easy it is to reduce wastage and plastic, and parents would not have to go into debts simply to afford good education for their children.
Student debts would also considerably go down, which in my opinion, is an amazing thing. Many students even now are burdened by heavy tuition fee. How nice it would be to unload that burden from their backs!
A Peaceful Existence
In my ideal world order, there would be absolutely no terrorism or war at all. Governments would want only the best for their respective countries – not just to make their nation a superpower, but rather to ensure the welfare of their citizens. All countries would be friendly with each other, with no hostility, disagreements or anger.
Armies would be smaller and digital protection on LoC would be higher. Governments of different countries would be expected to maintain peace, encourage fair & free trade, and cut the beginning of any terrorist seeds at the bud itself.
The world will have deep-rooted respect and pride for the soldiers who sacrifice their personal life to safe-guard the country. A terror free world will also promote tourism and merry amongst the masses who could travel to any part of the country without any fear.
Although people would still be allowed to follow the religion and faith they chose, there would be no fights or trifles among devotees of different religions. Everyone would strictly follow a policy of ‘Live and let Live’.
Another great hit would be on the addiction forming substances. I would not increase the taxes on alcohol & tobacco products each year, as the government does now to reduce addictions; rather I would completely close down the industries producing these products along with any drug related activities.
This would help a lot many families from getting shattered. Despite of the known health hazards, these addiction forming substances lure the trade industry with their high margin and revenue generation for any country.
My vision is more confined to the general well-being of the human beings with respect to their health, with is undoubtedly much more important than the wealth. In addition, we would form more rehab centres which are verified to help patients overcome addictions and cure themselves.
There are also other ways to get the same feeling as these drugs give, but in a helpful way. Researcher have found several spots in the fore brain, especially in the hypothalamus, which on electrical stimulation, forms a pleasure spot. These stimulation could be given in return for marvellous deeds or for a clean-up drive. This not only motivates people to live their best lives, but also keeps them happier than they could be with drugs.
This is a brief summary of my vision of an ideal world order. The ideal will always be approximate and never exact. However, our vision of an orderly world does not have to remain simply a vision.
We can convert it into our reality as well, provided we work together with courage, determination and resilience. The world order firstly requires the unity and peace among all nations. Let us take it step by step, join hands together and work towards converting our ideal world order into our happy reality.