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Post by eddie on Fri May 13, 2016 2:26 pm

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Post by eddie on Fri May 13, 2016 3:31 pm

I have an idea that would change the world. Don't know if it'll work, but it makes for a good discussion.

What if.....the word 'No' never existed?

Would more positive actions occur or would they all be negative? Would the world be any worse off, than it already is?
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri May 13, 2016 3:44 pm

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MAYBE more people could be getting a smack across the head to stop them doing something  --  rather than simply telling them "Don't do that !"


HOW COULD you possibly teach a kid (or many adults, for that matter..) not to do something dangerous/messy/uncomfortable/nasty/bullying/illegal, if you couldn't say to them  "No !  Don't do that.."  ?
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Post by eddie on Fri May 13, 2016 3:48 pm

Well that's the topic of the debate.

Now find something positive that could come from not saying "no"
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri May 13, 2016 4:10 pm

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WELL,  surely it's a positive if someone says something that prevents a negative situation from occurring, for instance :

"No !  Don't run out into the traffic !"

"Stop !  Don't put that marble up your nose !"

"Do no(t) stick your tongue in that powerpoint !"

"No !  'Sexting' boys in your class is not a good way to get a date.."

"'No !' Means NO !  Go ahead and you're committing rape !"

"No! Don't put that toadstool in your mouth !"  


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Post by eddie on Fri May 13, 2016 4:24 pm

Can't we think outside the box? Rolling Eyes

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Post by Syl on Fri May 13, 2016 4:34 pm

eddie wrote:I have an idea that would change the world. Don't know if it'll work, but it makes for a good discussion.

What if.....the word 'No' never existed?

Would more positive actions occur or would they all be negative? Would the world be any worse off, than it already is?

No is a good word. It saves a woman being taken advantage of, saves kids being spoiled rotten....and the Drugs campaign "Just say No" would be pointless.

Maybe the word WAR would be a better one to eliminate.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Fri May 13, 2016 5:14 pm

eddie wrote:I have an idea that would change the world. Don't know if it'll work, but it makes for a good discussion.

What if.....the word 'No' never existed?

Would more positive actions occur or would they all be negative? Would the world be any worse off, than it already is?

I think you need to rethink the strategy. tongue
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Post by eddie on Fri May 13, 2016 5:38 pm

I'm also thinking how many life-changing things would occur too. Perhaps I meant the concept of the world "no" rather than the word..?
I can think of a whole load of positives and I could argue away your negatives above (there's a way round the word no isn't there?)

Someone else think of an idea that could change the world?

Even eliminating war wouldn't solve anything - whoever said that above.
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Post by Syl on Fri May 13, 2016 7:24 pm

eddie wrote:I'm also thinking how many life-changing things would occur too.  Perhaps I meant the concept of the world "no" rather than the word..?
I can think of a whole load of positives and I could argue away your negatives above (there's a way round the word no isn't there?)

Someone else think of an idea that could change the world?

Even eliminating war wouldn't solve anything - whoever said that above.

Why not Eddie?
Talking instead of fighting has to be a great improvement for mankind.
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Post by eddie on Fri May 13, 2016 7:45 pm

Then there would be heated arguments that would turn nasty and they'd be the same as wars.

I mean, wars would go undercover.....like a sly trip up when no ones looking
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat May 14, 2016 11:23 am

eddie wrote:
Can't we think outside the box?    Rolling Eyes


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NOW  THAT looks and sounds like a 'negative' statement to me right there, eddie  !!!           tongue
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat May 14, 2016 11:37 am

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:
I'm also thinking how many life-changing things would occur too.  Perhaps I meant the concept of the world "no" rather than the word..?
I can think of a whole load of positives and I could argue away your negatives above (there's a way round the word no isn't there?)

Someone else think of an idea that could change the world?

Even eliminating war wouldn't solve anything - whoever said that above.

Why not Eddie?
Talking instead of fighting has to be a great improvement for mankind.

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WHAT ABOUT if 'violence' as a concept could be totally abolished -- rather than simply focussing on separate component elements, such as "fighting", "wars", "rioting", "domestic abuse", "violence against children/women/defenceless animals", "spousal abuse", "corporal punishment", "sexual abuse", "capital punisment" and the rest  ???

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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 12:37 pm

What if they could painlessly pop an implant into everyone's eyes so that every human skin looked the same colour.

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Post by veya_victaous on Sat May 14, 2016 1:11 pm

sassy wrote:What if they could painlessly pop an implant into everyone's eyes so that every human skin looked the same colour.

it would be better if you could just give them an empathy implant Wink

I think maybe pain equal to the amount of empathy that needs to be given could be acceptable Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 1:15 pm

I like that idea lol

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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 2:28 pm

I like the idea of an empathy implant....maybe a lot of the worlds conflict could be mended if people could put themselves in the other mans shoes.

Sassy....even if everyones skin was the same colour there would still be bigoted discrimination.... accents, sexual orientation, gender, class, religion, ginger hair.....and so on.
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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 2:33 pm

Syl wrote:I like the idea of an empathy implant....maybe a lot of the worlds conflict could be mended if people could put themselves in the other mans shoes.

Sassy....even if everyones skin was the same colour there would still be bigoted discrimination.... accents, sexual orientation, gender, class,  religion, ginger hair.....and so on.

That's a very good point Syl What if........?  Thumbs12

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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 2:41 pm

Syl wrote:I like the idea of an empathy implant....maybe a lot of the worlds conflict could be mended if people could put themselves in the other mans shoes.

Sassy....even if everyones skin was the same colour there would still be bigoted discrimination.... accents, sexual orientation, gender, class,  religion, ginger hair.....and so on.


You are so right Syl, perhaps there should be an automatic zapper implanted so that each of the above zaps, the more times they do it, the higher the zap!

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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 2:43 pm

Thank you FTL....actually it's a very good question.
When I first read it I was stumped, but all of the answers have been good imo.
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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 2:44 pm

sassy wrote:
Syl wrote:I like the idea of an empathy implant....maybe a lot of the worlds conflict could be mended if people could put themselves in the other mans shoes.

Sassy....even if everyones skin was the same colour there would still be bigoted discrimination.... accents, sexual orientation, gender, class,  religion, ginger hair.....and so on.


You are so right Syl, perhaps there should be an automatic zapper implanted so that each of the above zaps, the more times they do it, the higher the zap!

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And a mini zap if they think it but don't actually say or act on it it....though I reckon we would all have the odd mini zap.
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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 2:48 pm

Syl wrote:
sassy wrote:


You are so right Syl, perhaps there should be an automatic zapper implanted so that each of the above zaps, the more times they do it, the higher the zap!

Razz
And a mini zap if they think it but don't actually say or act on it it....though I reckon we would all have the odd mini zap.


Even if it's only when you read a post judge the person to be a total .........! lol

We'd sit jumping in our seats then.

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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 4:09 pm

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Syl wrote:

Razz
And a mini zap if they think it but don't actually say or act on it it....though I reckon we would all have the odd mini zap.
Even if it's only when you read a post judge the person to be a total .........! lol

We'd sit jumping in our seats then.
I don't know if you all watched or had the opportunity to watch Rod Sterling's 'Twilight Zone' TV series circa 1960's   
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There was one about this guy that graved wealth and was given the 'Midas Touch'; and soon realized what a danger that was in real life application.

So what about a thought 'CHIP'; that regardless of the hidden: coy/meaning/intent/anger/abusive desire...the only thing that could be expressed out of our mouth would be NICE - KIND - HAPPY THOUGHTS AND WELL WISHES FOR OUR FELLOW MAN/WOMAN   What if........?  2190311264

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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 4:28 pm

I think we are in danger of moving into 'Stepford wives' territory now. rabbit
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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 4:48 pm

Syl wrote:I think we are in danger of moving into 'Stepford wives' territory now. rabbit

Well, if you were ever kidnapped or lost --- that might come in handy for a 'TRACKING' device too!  Dual purpose and who knows what future applications could be added Suspect

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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 4:53 pm

Syl wrote:
sassy wrote:


You are so right Syl, perhaps there should be an automatic zapper implanted so that each of the above zaps, the more times they do it, the higher the zap!

Razz
And a mini zap if they think it but don't actually say or act on it it....though I reckon we would all have the odd mini zap.

Interesting but who would judge if a zap was deserved? What if........?  Judge11

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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 5:32 pm

4EVER2 wrote:
Syl wrote:I think we are in danger of moving into 'Stepford wives' territory now. rabbit

Well, if you were ever kidnapped or lost --- that might come in handy for a 'TRACKING' device too!  Dual purpose and who knows what future applications could be added Suspect

I have a vision of groups of half person half robot waiting in line to be updated....I'm sure this has been done in some sci fi film not long ago. Razz
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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 5:35 pm

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And a mini zap if they think it but don't actually say or act on it it....though I reckon we would all have the odd mini zap.

Interesting but who would judge if a zap was deserved? What if........?  Judge11

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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 5:37 pm

Syl wrote:
feelthelove wrote:

Interesting but who would judge if a zap was deserved? What if........?  Judge11

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I already have a list.

Brilliant What if........?  Cracki10 the job's yours cheers

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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 5:39 pm

My two favourite smileys in one post..../\. Razz
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Post by Guest on Sat May 14, 2016 5:45 pm

Syl wrote:My two favourite smileys in one post..../\. Razz

Well I am the Queen of Smilies Syl What if........?  Queen10 I just need to find my King What if........?  King_d10

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Post by Syl on Sat May 14, 2016 5:46 pm

feelthelove wrote:
Syl wrote:My two favourite smileys in one post..../\. Razz

Well I am the Queen of Smilies Syl What if........?  Queen10 I just need to find my King What if........?  King_d10

Maybe have a competition to vie for the honour...... What if........?  2418298
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