Spreading Good News (Part 461 – I Picture This World)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.





I Picture This World

~ Joyce Fields

I picture this world as a gigantic mouth with teeth in various conditions.

There are teeth that are gold plated.  They appear to be in the best condition.  Their color is bright and pretty, and they are very expensive.

There are teeth that are not gold plated, but they appear to be healthy and strong.

Some teeth are loose and shakeable, but the mouth can still chew with them.

There are teeth that have very small cavities that are just beginning to form, but they don’t prevent the mouth from chewing, either.

Other teeth have bigger cavities that are noticeable, and the mouth tries to chew around them.

Then, there are teeth with huge cavities that are the cause of much pain and discomfort, and the mouth tries to chew around them, too.

And there are teeth that have decayed all the way down to the gumline.  They also cause much pain and discomfort.  The mouth tries, but it’s very difficult to chew around them.

So, the mouth goes to the dentist and tells the dentist to only clean and take care of all the gold-plated teeth.  Keep them looking pretty.  Just ignore all the other teeth.

Besides, the mouth tells the dentist that it doesn’t want to go through the time, money, and pain of getting all the defective teeth fixed.

The dentist knows that the mouth can be repaired.  All the teeth need to be cleaned; some need fillings; some need to be pulled and replaced with implants, bridges, caps, and/or partials.

Because all the teeth are sitting in the same mouth—in the same gums—it needs an effective treatment to bring the gums back to good health so that they can hold the teeth strongly.

The dentist warns the mouth:  If you don’t take the steps necessary to improve your whole mouth, you will lose all your teeth—including the gold-plated ones!

DID YOU GET MY ANALOGY?  The gold-plated teeth represent the super rich of the world; all the other teeth represent the not-so-super rich, the middle class, and the poor of the world.  We’re all sitting in the same mouth!  If the teeth aren’t kept healthy, it negatively affects all of us—it could even be our demise!

That’s the way I picture this world.


What’s YOUR take on this piece?

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.


~ Joyce Fields



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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of 10 books (mostly non-fiction)--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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5 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 461 – I Picture This World)

  1. Kortnie and Konto says:

    I couldn’t agree more!

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