A mile in everyone’s shoes.
This idea came to me in the middle of a dream, my best ideas typically do. Work with me though people.
What if you were only identifiable by your soul? What if everyday, everybody woke up a new looking person on the outside? I mean a new face, skin tone, gender, race. Ya know, all those pesky little things that stop people from seeing you a certain way or only seeing you a certain way. Everyday you would wake up with the same mind & soul, but just a new body & in the place of the world where your body is from. A different body each day equipped with the skills & knowledge to play your position of the day.
Just imagine, going to sleep an African woman dying of AIDS, waking up an Irishman, & going to sleep the next night as a child dying of starvation. Or what if me, an 18 year old African American girl woke up as an 18 year old Chinese immigrant worker girl. But this goes on everyday until you die. Talk about perspective. Imagine all of the things that would be possible if that were possible: there would be no more racism, sexism, world hunger, & poverty. Nobody would look at someone & judge them because it could be just the next day that they become them. There would be a new level of empathy & sympathy. Imagine going to sleep in a completely healthy body & waking up in a cancer stricken one. Try living in the body of a pregnant woman or an elder with arthritis. You would truly have to seize & be grateful for every moment. What would you do to make it count & help the world?
If it were me, say I was a billionaire for a day, i would donate half to the poor & the other half to research. Who knows, the next day I could end up in poverty or sick. Changing into someone new everyday, it would be bound to happen anyway.
It would only be when we die that we change into who it is we truly were.