What Does the World Need More Of?

Aaron Pace
4 min readDec 3, 2022
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Ah! The Holidays!

I have a tainted, tarnished, and cankered view of most major US holidays because of how over-commercialized they’ve become.

It’s a personal problem, I know.

Online shopping has made it incredibly easy to shop for trinkets, baubles, and knickknacks that will break or be abandoned without ever reaching utility or bringing lasting happiness. The “commercialization” doesn’t have to be tied to tangible things, either. YouTube Shorts, TikTok, and mainstream media are digital trinkets that largely steal time and often leave us worse off than when we found them.


That’s all it is.

You don’t need more stuff.

I don’t need it either.

It’s hard to contemplate the question what the world needs more of because the world is a big place with a lot of souls living in it, but it is a question worthy of contemplation.

A list might include things like more action, tolerance, acceptance, authenticity, kindness, community, wisdom, forgiveness, trust, and hope. That is, by no means, an exhaustive list. This list of traits, however long, can be distilled down into two fundamental characteristics: integrity and charity.

What is integrity?



Aaron Pace

Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.