In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Interplanet Janet.”
The minute I read this, I started rubbing my hands (you should be getting that image where the evil cartoon villain rubs his hands in anticipation and a wide smile breaks upon his face as his eyes glint with glee). Here was a chance to write out MY BIGGEST day dreams for all the world to read.
This planet is going to be the exact opposite of Earth. The EXACT OPPOSITE. Everything that you consider normal here, is an aberration there and everything that is unconventional here is the norm there.
What are the people like? Most people are friendly, open, ready to talk to strangers. The subway is not a ride in silence. It’s a place full of chattering people getting to know the person sitting next to them. THERE ARE NO STRANGERS.
Kids are encouraged to play more and learn more. It is a RULE, that kids have to spend at least 3 hours outdoors, playing or walking or riding their bicycles. This is part of their education. Being with nature and spending time with the world around them. They don’t have to learn algebra or random principles that they will never have to use in their lives. They get to choose what they want to study, how they want to study and when they want to study. They learn how to live.
Rain is a festival. The minute it starts raining, people rush out into the open and celebrate. There will be someone who starts music on a stereo and everybody dances and shares ice-creams.
There is immense respect for the surroundings. The environment here is of utmost importance and ANYBODY who does ANYTHING that tarnishes it is jailed. If the offense is big enough, say someone decided to cut down a part of the forest for greed, they are even sentenced to death.
Motor vehicles of any kind are non-existent. people walk, or travel using bicycles.
Life here is simple. The world itself, is simple. It gives the people what they want, and the people here take care of the world. They also care for and respect every living being, including themselves. There is true freedom and joy.
I would like to call this planet, Anti-Earth.