It still amazes me that we live in a world where people are charged for drinking water. Water is a necessity! I have a lot of disdain for companies like Nestle, which siphons millions of gallons of water from entire communities only to sell it back to them.

What the hell is up with that? Does that not sound dystopian to anyone else? Okay, then. Water should be free – this should not be controversial.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor that_boy_ste asked the online community,

"You can make one thing/service free for the entire planet. What are you making free?"

"Healthcare would be awesome..."

"Clean drinking water, sadly. Healthcare would be awesome and if that covers water since water is essential for health, then yes!"

lisainpotown

Ah, healthcare.

*cries in American*

"Because there are..."

"Education. Because there are entirely too many ignorant people on this planet."

i_am_the_nightman

That and over time this resolves literally every other problem...

"...so children and adults..."

"Education, so children and adults who are not able to go to school or afford to can now do so."

plumskiwis

I wonder how much society could have advanced if education were free

"It's already free in my country..."

"Healthcare, it's already free in my country, but I want people in all the world to be healthy."

giuloeffe10

Life would improve pretty quickly for so many people if this were the case.

"Basic housing."

"Basic housing: floors, walls, ceilings and a roof, running water, working drains, electricity, heat and air conditioning, cooking facilities, refrigeration, etc."

Emu_on_the_loose

Though this is "basic" by American standards, which is pretty good by many developing world standards, it should be the basic minimum for people everywhere in the world.

"Clean, free energy..."

"Clean free energy is the best answer. Everything else posted here requires energy to produce."

mandaraprime

Everyone is focused on helping people in their day-to-day lives. Free clean energy would help the planet long-term.

"I live in America..."

"I live in America, so I’d have to say hospital stays. Healthcare in general. Moved away from family shortly before Covid, got Covid real bad shortly after. Had no debt. Started my adult life $3,500 in the hole. Yeah, free healthcare."

SkuSku56

The debt trap people fall into just because they needed to go to the doctor or hospital is so predatory and wrong.

"Based on my narrow view..."

"Based on my narrow view of the world, housing is my biggest expense. So based on that logic, housing would make the biggest difference. Although, if you consider Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, physiological needs are more important."

scipper77

I was looking at some budgeting advice the other day. They suggest your housing expenses should be 30 percent of your pay. I laughed and laughed and laughed.

"Transportation."

"Transportation. If moving things from one place to another had no cost we could reduce the cost of everything else AND eliminate regional scarcity of most commodities."

HugeMisfit

Indeed it would! A game-changer if put into practice.

"Therapy is very essential..."

"Hmmmmmm I'd say, therapy, therapy is very essential and can help greatly."

DirectorLeather6567

Human behavior has gotten us into most of our world problems, and behavior change is one of the hardest things to accomplish. Therapy is just the tip of the iceberg, but would help at a large scale if free.

Human beings have boundless potential. The world isn't perfect — remember that there's no law saying that things need to remain as they are. Humans have always innovated and reaped the benefits in the long run.

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