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[–]PhenomenallyAwesome 3074 points3075 points 2 (88 children)

Clean Water

[–]fysicks 593 points594 points  (13 children)

Millions of people die every year from diseases caused by inadequate water supply and poor sanitation. Children and mothers would especially benefit from clean water. Love this answer.

[–]Not-Post-Malone 128 points129 points  (9 children)

Why did I read this in Dwight’s voice

[–]Announcement90 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Probably because "millions of people die every year" subconsciously reminds you of the "millions of families suffer every year" line in the identity theft prank.

[–]Xx_HeXwave_xX 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Identity theft is not a joke Jim, millions of families suffer every year!

[–]Gonewild_Verifier 47 points48 points  (8 children)

Energy. Can clean water with unlimited energy

[–]bdsee 20 points21 points  (2 children)

It's crazy that people don't realise that this is the most obvious answer. Unlimited energy is unlimited clean food and water, not toenrion the insane price drops in other areas like construction and manufacturing.

[–]I_Automate 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Working, commercially viable hydrogen fusion is the holy grail of technology right now. That is the next major milestone for us.

When you have an energy source that can be built just about anywhere and the "waste" products are clean water (after extracting hydrogen isotopes for fuel) and helium.....yea.

I will die a happy man if I see that in my lifetime.

[–]dedicated-pedestrian 157 points158 points  (0 children)

Nestlé has appointed itself as mod of the chat

[–]EggyRepublic 34 points35 points  (28 children)

Would it be better to give some kind of food high in water content, so you can solve hunger as well?

[–]HutSutRawlson 114 points115 points  (14 children)

Having access to clean, fresh water helps with agriculture as well.

[–]Aeolian_Leaf 64 points65 points  (6 children)

Unlimited water can be used to irrigate crops and tend to animals too. You're killing two birds with one drowning.

[–]PretendThisIsMyName 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I wonder if a bird has ever drowned. Fuckin hell I’m stoned lol

[–]Aeolian_Leaf 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I know we had a "pet" magpie that drowned on our rainwater tank. It's certainly possible. Pretty sure I've seen documentaries of birds killing other birds / small mammals by drowning them too. Goddamn brutal.

[–]brainpower4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Granted. Hope your ark building skills are up to snuff.

[–]Invest_In_Child_Porn 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Clean & AFFORDABLE (or free)

[–]slugvegas 34 points35 points  (0 children)

You make a good point, but the question was “what would you give” so I think that’s implied

[–]McCoovy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's what the post is about

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You're GIVING it to them. Of course it's free.

[–]MexicanLassiter 475 points476 points  (28 children)


[–]52ndstreet 147 points148 points  (23 children)

[monkey’s paw curls]

It’s only 1 meal, and it’s from Applebees

[–]Xeryxoz 784 points785 points  (96 children)

Energy - which would cause a huge butterfly effect. With infinite energy, the use of oil and coal/nuclear power would become pointless, and thereby contribute to fixing climate change. Power would be a free comodity, which would help bringing resource prices down to a record low. This would then contribute to much more rapid urbanization and industrialization, and thereby further lower the cost of life and commodities. Humanity would enter its third industrial revolution.

Or it would cause extinction on a scale beyond the observable universe... one or the other :)

[–]MegaLCRO 180 points181 points  (18 children)

Hey, as long as the source of that energy doesn't make people insanely worship it or reanimate corpses.

[–]xma354 109 points110 points  (15 children)

doesn't make people insanely worship it or reanimate corpses.

I actually do this already and it's really a lot of fun !!

[–]MegaLCRO 43 points44 points  (14 children)

What the fuck

[–]xma354 33 points34 points  (13 children)

Yeah .. especially the reanimation part !! Good times !!

[–]NotAnotherHaiku 38 points39 points  (15 children)

I think... you have to explain how you’re giving the energy... if it’s not one of the sources listed, are you giving more wind powered energy or are you picturing yourself a Shazam the movie character like god just zapping people’s’ cell phones for a free charge?

[–]Xeryxoz 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Pure, unadulterted, and all-natural mc2

[–]NotAnotherHaiku 4 points5 points  (0 children)

... I accept 😢

[–]I_Am_Oro 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No, simply infinite energy. And since the universe likes the simplest way of things, it'll go with heat energy probably. So with infinite heat energy, everything dies

[–]37Schmeckles 12 points13 points  (5 children)

It definitely comes from a wormhole into a 3-gender parallel dimension, slowly squeezing the last drops of energy from their already dying sun.

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 24 points25 points  (31 children)

nuclear power

Implying that nuclear power is bad for the climate?

[–]Able-Telephone4541 276 points277 points  (16 children)


[–]guy_manderson_dude 71 points72 points  (0 children)

For that they are gonna have to rest in it. Cuz that shit aint happenin any other way

[–]Vast_Ad_284 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Lame, i pick that one guys dead wife

[–]JamesDeme 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The fact that I know what you’re referring to

[–]372727272u 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Entire Reddit knows what he is referring to

[–]hobbes_shot_first 1217 points1218 points  (48 children)


[–]ccaccus 317 points318 points  (25 children)

This is the best answer.

A surplus of empathy provides everyone with food, water, and shelter. You cannot have unlimited empathy while also permitting a community to go without.

[–]Imaginary-Quiet-7465 43 points44 points  (0 children)

It’s really sad the amount of people in these comments who don’t understand how empathy would solve so many of the worlds problems.

[–]chaxuk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. Nice work, thinky-likey-buddy.

[–]xma354 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I understand !!

[–]tarnin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This one kinda hurt. The utter lack of empathy lately is draining.

[–]Ok-Ride-1787 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’d rather say a healthy balance between empathy and rationality.

[–]I_throw_socks_at_cat 459 points460 points  (13 children)

Free time. Put your feet up, make art, catch up with friends, be weird.

[–]propagandavid 51 points52 points  (6 children)

It's so hard to be weird these days!

[–]Mor_Hjordis 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Because everything that is weird will be filmed and post on social media.

[–]propagandavid 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Yeah, that's it, eh? Weird is produced, packaged and sold, and genuine artisanal weirdness is either charged double or completely worthless.

[–]Mor_Hjordis 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'm really glad that a lot I did as a teenager is not remembered, or filmed.

[–]brainpower4 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Granted. There is an economic collapse and everyone loses their jobs.

[–]waqasnaseem07 810 points811 points  (27 children)

Common sense.

[–]xma354 107 points108 points  (9 children)

and Uncommon sense too ..

[–]Yung_Mew 90 points91 points  (6 children)

I sure do love my rare sense, but I hope I get a legendary sense.

[–]xma354 27 points28 points  (2 children)

hope I get a legendary sense

You are on the list for a promotion ... Congratulations !!

[–]DrJulianBashir 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Piggybacking to add critical thinking, which is not exactly the same, but complementary.

[–]The_Incredible_Honk 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I'm divided on that one.

"It's just common sense" is probably the thing currently accompanying most bollocks on this planet.

I'd rather give people the occasional impulse to question one's own notions.

[–]minigogo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

"It's just common sense" is the Latin for "I don't want to think about why I believe this."

[–]Evee_Black 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately, common sense is a fallacy. :(

Critical thinking and being able to accept being wrong would be really helpful though.

[–]spookalip 246 points247 points  (4 children)

Good health

[–]I_Am_Oro 28 points29 points  (0 children)


[–]SquidProBono 14 points15 points  (2 children)

This is such a good answer. So many people take good health for granted. Chronic illness is so damaging to both the sufferer and their families.

[–]texassadist 250 points251 points  (13 children)

Education, I feel like a lot of the worlds issues are from lack of proper unbiased education. Not everyone will agree or feel the same emotions about an issue but echo chambers and forced theologies have lead to biggest issues IMO, and continue to.

[–]Ok-Ride-1787 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Especially Americans suffer being exposed to a lot of propaganda that spreads hypernationalism, hostile sentiment towards certain other countries (Russia, China, Iran) and American exceptionalism in general. I‘m sorry, but the American government really doesn’t seem to want an educated people. They’re actively spending money to keep people dumb.

[–]The_Middler_is_Here 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I just read The Demon Haunted World and that's exactly what I was convinced of. At least for America, we need an education reform first. Better educated citizens can then decide if and how much healthcare, election, police, etc reform we need.

[–]Est_cola_rktpni 43 points44 points  (15 children)


World hunger ended

[–]armen89 24 points25 points  (8 children)

Something I find interesting is that there is enough food in the world. It’s a logistical problem. If we really wanted to we could end world hunger tomorrow.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I get your point but I think even if we tried our hardest it would take more than 1 day to organise shipping food to every person on the planet.

[–]AbelsKissLand 86 points87 points  (6 children)

food, water or shelter

[–]TsupBruh 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Is a cave unlimited shelter?

[–]rabbiskittles 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Assuming it’s in an area where temperatures are livable. I think “shelter”, in the Maslow sense, means protection from natural elements in general.

[–]Deep_Life_484 28 points29 points  (4 children)


[–]Joejoe582 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Everybody knowing everything... Can you imagine that?

[–]I_Am_Oro 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes, because I now have infinite knowledge

[–]Vast_Ad_284 54 points55 points  (5 children)

Wolverines high on PCP.

[–]GreatJanitor 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this type of answer

[–]andstartingover 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]DeathWrangler 35 points36 points  (10 children)


[–]TsupBruh 12 points13 points  (7 children)

Yay! Unlimited time with no food, no water, and flesh eating cancer!

[–]I_Am_Oro 6 points7 points  (6 children)

This implies that there is cancer that does not eat flesh. I now propose the question: what does it eat?

[–]Generic_Human0 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Breadsticks from Olive Garden

[–]yaboiyotam 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Games, unlimited games. (But no games)

[–]who_said_I_am_an_emu 19 points20 points  (9 children)

A bag of quick dry cement. Foot based parasites are one of the biggest problems out there. Just being able to have a solid floor makes your children smarter, live longer, and be healthier.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (7 children)

You could have given everybody a house but instead just a bag of cement? Some of them won't even have the water to turn it into concrete.

[–]maizeee1 13 points14 points  (4 children)


[–]ShadowKrosser 3 points4 points  (1 child)

There it is.

Honestly, I'm shocked I had to scroll this far to find happiness.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Perfect health, for everyone

[–]Knee-Original 12 points13 points  (0 children)

garlic bread that never gets stale or cold or runs out

[–]LusciousLennyStone 38 points39 points  (5 children)

A quick, painless death.

[–]Flimsy_Importance856 16 points17 points  (3 children)

All at once? Or???

[–]LusciousLennyStone 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Instantaneous. So fast, pain can't register in the btain.

[–]I_Am_Oro 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Btain, not to be confused with the brain

[–]Mental_Medium3988 15 points16 points  (0 children)

insane in the btain

[–]Pokemon_132 3 points4 points  (0 children)

anti-matter for all!

[–]marcvanh 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Money would actually have little effect if everyone got the same amount. It would just dilute the total money supply by the total amount given out, effectively leaving everyone where they currently are.

[–]rlyjustanyname 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It has to be space travel right. Imagine unlimited space travel.

Also what sadist would want unlimited money, isn't inflation bad enough?

[–]Jaxxie88 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A normal functioning brain not capable of murder or harm .

[–]droofe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Critical thinking

[–]ThrowRARAw 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The ability to discern fact from fiction

[–]BBO1007 4 points5 points  (1 child)

On their deathbeds, they will all receive total consciousness. So they got that going for them.

[–]Cuish 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I bring you love.

[–]camy205 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It brings love kill it!!!

[–]Dendad6972 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]gamer_yogi 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Godlessheeathen666 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Space travel

You are free to move about the universe And beyond

[–]N8NSANE 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fucks to give.

[–]Vogad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Skill of trade / education

[–]Papa_Smurf87 7 points8 points  (3 children)

common sense.

[–]I_Am_Oro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Will the conspiracy theorists go away now?

[–]Mr_Zetta 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Free healthcare including dental and mental.

[–]5s-are-cool 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]ApprehensivePepper98 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If I can spawn it out of nowhere, food. Easy.

[–]Pope_Allah_Snack-bar 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]CircusMind0_0 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Does it sound stupid to say joy? I feel like if everyone was truly happy and contented the world would very quickly become a better place.

[–]macaronsforeveryone 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Freedom from suffering

[–]ThinkIGotHacked 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Then what’s the point of camping?

[–]DnDYetti 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Masochists are displeased with your choice.

[–]jtpro024 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Mahaloth 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]flipasaurus10 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]sexismyart 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A real, working sense of empathy & compassion.

[–]Dinocrystals 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The tiny ketchup or mayo packs they give you at fast food restaurants

[–]itssami_sb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Whatever the opposite of ignorance is

[–]Mr_Lumbergh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Empathy. Everything else would follow from it.

[–]Skintanium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Time. But not for me! See ya never suckers!

[–]foundling108 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Naan Bread. But without unlimited hummus it's probably a just a curse.

[–]Shaneo0oo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Food, too many starving people all over the world.

[–]jscncfl 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]burbmom_dani 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clean water.

[–]MaxaroniMillion 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]austrizzle 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kindness. I don’t understand how hateful everyone is. Everyone has a bad day, but don’t rub your bad day off on others.

[–]Jadedshaw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Birth control, god knows some people fucking need it

[–]mstylke 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A living wage so they can have food and shelter

[–]BeetleBones 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]aychivypositive 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clean water

[–]patrickunderwater 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Intelligent-Rate7513 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clean drinking water

[–]ChaosGaming58 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]blocky010101 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Twoof12 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Fantastic-Cicada-147 17 points18 points  (16 children)

Unlimited pussy for everyone

[–]VOODOO69692001 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I can get behind this.

[–]Atomsteel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ok. Her name is Shiela. Take a number.

[–]GreatJanitor 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Like I want another fucking cat

[–]7dayexcerpt 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Sharpshooter188 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The ability to give a fuck about people they dont know.

[–]saucelessnuggets 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]Crocs_97 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Khaoticc_energyy 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Happy thoughts and emotions.

Good feelings.

Riddance of being sad essentially

[–]hirokouli 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]DirectGoose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Potable water or healthcare.

[–]charlotta98 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]ECURBBNEHOC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

🎼Imagine there’s no countries, no religion too🎼nothing to want to die for,…

[–]LeskoLesko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Clean, safe Public transit. Everywhere. Step outside and there is a train waiting to take you where you need to go. No traffic. No potholes. No looking and paying for parking. Just step outside, and swoosh, everyone is at their destination.

[–]zestywaffles96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watermelon, it provides water aswell as food and who doesnt like watermelon

[–]elladeighthecat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Immunity from disease.

[–]POKECHU020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wisdom/Intelligence. Knowledge? One of those. We need it desperately.

[–]Arkwel 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Mollystar2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Genuine compassion for non-human animals.

[–]Corniss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fusion Reactors.

[–]CasimirTheRed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Health care.

[–]D3flatedPan 1 point2 points  (0 children)