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9th January 2017

These days @ 20:50

Today, according to Days of the Year, is apricot day. I've never been a big fan of apricot jam nor have I been a keen plum jam eater but I'll eat plums and I'll eat greengages and I have been known to munch on the odd apricot now and then but I'm more of a raspberry fan. Apricots are a little too sickly to me. So as I won't be celebrating Apricot Day, I can choose another of the days to celebrate instead.

So today, according to Days of the Year, is also Play God Day. In recent years "playing God" for me meant playing God-Sim computer games like The Sims or Black and White but the site guides the reader towards doing some little tweak here or there to enhance someones life. This is something I do anyway. I tried to think about what I would do if I was like Jim Carey in Bruce Almighty and I struggled to think of anything that I could do that wouldn't change how things are right now. So what would you do? If you were God for the day, what one thing would you do? Think carefully though. For example, if you were to cease all world hunger, think about how the increase in vegetation required to feed and farm for the planet could result in severe drought and dust bowls. Or if you were to stop all wars, think about all those people who work in munitions and military service industries who would be out of work. It's harder than you think....
 
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From:fj_warren
Date:10th January 2017 09:03 (UTC)
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I'd bring back a friend who was killed almost a year ago because he didn't deserve what happened to him. People with mental health issues deserve more than mental and physical abuse. In his case the former drove him to his actions and the latter took his life.

My universe is quite small you see and solving the world's problems is impossible as a solution for one faction is a disaster for another as you so rightly pointed out so I'll stick to my own small, personal world.

Of course, not having a God to believe in does upset the apple cart a bit!

I don't like apricots either!
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:10th January 2017 20:53 (UTC)
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I've always been very fond of apricot jam

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