1000 Flowers for the Planet - #284 Get Together on Things
Millions, probably billions of dollars are gathered around the world through donations and fundraising activities for research into cures for diseases. Cancer is a major killer around the world that is constantly raising funds for research. Why can’t we get together on things? (I know why – it’s because pharmaceutical companies want the cures to themselves so they can make billions of dollars in profits.)
The world would be a better, healthier place if we pooled our scientific and technological resources and got together on things. The best scientists from around the world could collaborate their research into cures for diseases – one pool of funding required, one lab, one team working for one human race. The same could be done with technology whereby the best of the best from around the world collaborated to solve problems faced by humanity e.g. new energy sources. Having one team would allow that team access to the best resources for their research with fewer funds than when ten different countries (or companies) are all trying to find the same solution. It’s time to get over being the first person or first country to do something – the world’s too small for that now. We need to work for humanity, not for individual recognition, for profit or for control of the solutions.
Getting together on things can also happen at a local level whereby communities come together and support one another to resolve local issues. Let’s think about the greater good and look after this planet.