With the next U.S. presidential election inching closer, the social media battleground is already turning ugly enough to make anyone consider drastic measures. But fear not! A psychologist from the University of Pennsylvania has a zany solution: let’s swap the drama for a national lottery.
Picture this: instead of enduring endless political skirmishes, leaders are picked like surprise raffle winners. This psychologist suggests that when leaders are selected by lottery, they’re less likely to become power-hungry megalomaniacs. It’s like a cosmic reality check for egos.
Sound far-fetched? Well, ancient Athens actually used a similar system, mixing lotteries and candidates passing a civics test. It’s a crazy idea, but maybe crazy brilliant.
Think about it: no more mudslinging, just a lucky draw for leadership. Granted, it’s a bit like electing a president through cosmic bingo, and it would need a Constitution-sized overhaul. Yet, if it means escaping the swamp of social media politics, why not take a shot at destiny?