There's no way around it: adults are ruining the planet. What do all the corrupt politicians and CEOs, destructive developers, and war mongering dictators of the world have in common? They're all over the age of 10. So Twitter users are musing about what would happen #IfKidsWereInCharge, and unsurprisingly, it's all pretty positive stuff.
Back when I was a kid, all I dreamed of doing was touring the world with Jem and the Holograms (or, let's be honest, The Misfits, because they had the better outfits.) At the time, if I was in any position of power, I'm sure I would have put a kitten in every household and a soda tap in every faucet, and made sure everyone could afford a cool neon instrument to play and a pillow fort to hide out in.
The point of this silliness is that we humans have to learn to be awful. Without being indoctrinated into all the oppressive discourses that suggest certain folks and things are meant to be exploited, we'd probably just have a good time, all the time — and the tooth fairy would deal in $100s instead of loose change.
Here are 10 things that would happen if kids ruled the world:
1. Junk Food Would Be On Every Menu
2. Toys Would Be Foundational
3. Solving Problems Would Be Simple
4. Everyone Would Be Kinder
#IfKidsWereInCharge there would be no such thing as racism or bigotry— Ari Sytner M.Ed LMSW (@arisytner) April 27, 2017
5. Imaginations Would Run Wild
#IfKidsWereInCharge the world would be run by people who believe anything is possible. Think of what we could accomplish.— Timbo (@Timbo_Tweets) April 27, 2017
6. The World Would Be Way Sillier
They'd be rubber and you'd always be glue. #IfKidsWereInCharge— 🔥Amy probably🦉🐼💞 (@AAskelson) April 27, 2017
#IfKidsWereInCharge— NotLikely David Bell (@BellDavidC) April 27, 2017
The capital of Montana would be Hannah
7. Animals Would Be Treated Better
#IfKidsWereInCharge— Alisa D Strickland (@alisadalestrick) April 27, 2017
There would be no homeless animals.
8. Health Care Would Be Accessible
9. Environmental Issues Would Be Easily Solved
#IfKidsWereInCharge our energy challenges would be solved via tapping our Kool-Aid and Sour Patch Kids reserves...— 1cookinggal 🌻 (@1cookinggal) April 27, 2017
10. Having Fun Would Be A Job
#IfKidsWereInCharge you could watch cartoons all day— Gretel Armstrong (@SugarGretel) April 27, 2017