What If Everything Was Made Of Marshmallows?

When I was six years old, I decided that the world would be infinitely better if everything was made of marshmallows. When I told my mother this, she didn’t seem to agree. Perhaps she thought I was annoyed at my limited sweet allowance and would throw a tantrum next time we visited the newsagents. Or maybe she’d watched Ghostbusters too many times and couldn’t think of anything more dreadful than everything turning giant and marshmallowy.

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Could this puffy stuff save the world?

Solutions That Cause More Problems

Who would be stupid enough to create things that cause worse problems than they solve? Plenty of people, actually. Decade after decade, businesspeople devise solutions to things that weren’t life-threatening problems, which eventually cause…er…death and other awful stuff.

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Lothar Spurzem Alcohol-sponsored driving. Mmm, there’s a good idea.

Inventions That Accomplish The Polar Opposite Of Their Purpose

Surely there’s some mistake? People wouldn’t buy into things that actively defeat their very purpose, would they? Yes. Yes, they would. And they lap them up like masochists who have run out of conventional torture devices.

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What did she just say about me on Twitter?!

Smart Devices That Are Superfluous

I’m glad to say I am perfectly capable of turning on the lights in my house with a swift flick of my finger. It’s never been a chore, nor something that I have torn my hair out over. I can’t recall ever having sat tearfully under a light switch, hoping some kind soul would operate it for me. The same goes for adjusting the heating, drawing the curtains, answering the doorbell, and operating other easy-peasy things around my home.

Life-hacking Devices That Diminish Our Lives

The most precious things in life are not material. Freedom, integrity, education, health, human connection, and meaning make us wealthier than King Midas. But time probably tops most people’s lists, with most claiming that they don’t have enough hours in the day.

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I am not a Luddite

The Paradox Of Innovation

It’s us humans, isn’t it? We’re the problem. We are the creators and consumers of our woes.

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Not as fun with a sat-nav

So, What About Those Marshmallows?

What originally inspired my sensitive six-year-old imagination was hearing of a terrible pile-up near our town, which killed several people. Since marshmallows are soft and fluffy, I thought that no-one would ever get hurt in a marshmallow world. I think the airbag guys stole my idea.

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