Friday, April 20, 2012


Latest posting for the Health Activist Writing Month Challenge WEGO

Prompt #20: Miracle Cure. Write a news-style article on a miracle cure. What’s the cure? How do you get the cure? Be sure to include a disclaimer ;) 

A Cure for Self-centrism was announced today by Docs for Posterity, a privately owned surgical lab in New York City. This simple procedure is expected to radically increase compassion in humanity. The 15-minute outpatient procedure, known as the egoectomy, installs an antenna, or “soul mirror” directly into the right cortex of the brain, allowing people to see the world from the perspective of others. 

Testing has been under way since 2000. Fearing side effects of insanity or suicide, doctors initially set a time limit on its effects—the gizmo self-destructed after one day. But as subjects acclimated to massive rushes of empathy, the length of effect has been increased. In some cases whole families have undergone the procedure. 

Pockets of generosity and indiscriminate acceptance have been publicly reported within certain faith groups and in various parts of the country. New spiritual philosophies known as New Thought may be vehicles for more broadly infesting the human race.

Protest groups are already galvanizing the opposition. One leader was quoted as saying, "So much good will is insideous and would eventually undermine the economy."

Though the chronic hereditary conditions of cynicism, greed, and self-centrism will keep selflessness in check for a while yet, it is thought that by the year 2020 humanity will have so adapted to the new way of being that children may be born with the “soul mirror” as a natural in vitro install. 

(Of course, this is facetious, spurious, and totally made up. And yet...?)

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