I’m not saying this is the only way to World Peace, but I’m pretty sure it’s a good start.
Instead of stuffy suits sitting in plushy chairs at large desks, lets get our leading global decision makers a change of scenery.
My proposal: for any disagreement of international proportions (countries may adopt this for federal or state/provincial issues as they see fit), leaders and associated decision makers and advisers will be gathered together, and armed with gym clothes and a water bottle. They will work in pairs or alone, depending on the day, and move through a relentless, grueling, interval-based circuit workout. The workout will end when binding decisions have been made.
I can tell you, it is very hard to hate the person across the room from you while you’re on your fourth round of doing burpees, because there just isn’t any hate left. You will make nice, you will find yourselves cheering each other on, and you will rally together to make it to the end.
In addition to reaching diplomatic agreements much faster, we will also be trimming government fat, and teaching kids that you can use your body and your mind to settle arguments, but you have to do so constructively.