“You have to do this, before you can do that”
My wife and I were reading the paper the other day and noticed a movement afoot in Virginia that would require women to get a sonogram and receive a picture of the fetus before having an abortion.
That got me thinking.
What if we applied the same concept in other areas? What if we looked at all the decisions that people make that could have a significant impact on them and those around them, and required them to watch, receive or do something before they took action?
Here’s a short list that I came up with. Feel free to add yours:
- You must watch a fatal car accident before getting a driver’s licence (when I was young, they used to do this).
- You must go and watch cows being slaughtered in a slaughterhouse before eating a burger.
- You must look at pictures of chicken farms before ordering chicken tenders.
- You must view a vaginal birth before having sex.
- You must look at pictures of overweight people before eating sweets.
- You must review your bank account, credit statement and IRA before purchasing anything over $100.
- You must watch “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” before getting married.
- You must go to an AA meeting before purchasing alcohol.
- You must spend time in a restaurant kitchen before going there to order a meal.
- You must watch videos of someone unclogging a (a) garbage disposal; (b) toilet; and (c) gutters, before buying a home.
- You must watch people clean the nightclub on Sunday morning before going there Saturday night.
- You must visit an inner-city faith-based charity before giving up on God.
So now it is your turn.
What other things should people have to see (or do) before making decisions that could impact them and others?