The thought of making a lasting change on this old world of ours can be rather daunting. It isn’t only simple, but also quite understandable to be of the opinion that what can one single person truly do? However, if everyone thought like that, nothing would ever be done. On the other hand, if all of us did only a single thing today to make the world a better place, billions of various acts of generosity, social responsibility, and kindness would take place, and don’t you think that would be enough to make at least a small change? Here’s a quick look at a few ways you can help when it comes to making the world a better place.
Recognize Humanity in Others and that Their Dignity Deserves Respect
Consciously make the realization that the dirty and disheveled person you pass every day on the street is, in fact, a human too. Go to sites that offer help when it comes to racism. For example, you might check out Nextdoor’s racial profiling prevention strategies. Realize that people don’t just decide to be homeless or to have a different color skin.
Being different doesn’t make anyone any less human. Say hi and warmly greet people, regardless of their differences. Your greeting might brighten their day while it also heals our world a single person at a time. People should be treated as equals, regardless of how they look or their social standing.
Taking showers that are long, or letting the water continue to run while you’re nonchalantly brushing your teeth have a negative impact on our world. You might consider making your home a bit greener by installing fixtures that conserve water, recycling your household waste, and paying more attention to power vampires – those appliances that are a constant drain on your power whether or not they’re being used. Remember that if you live green at home, you’ll carry those practices out with you wherever you go and set an example for others to follow.
Volunteer at Schools
Whether or not you have a child in school, you have to recognize that like the Whitney Houston song said, “Children are our future.” You might consider spending a bit of time volunteering at a school. This can assist children in reaching their potential if you help with mentoring, tutoring, or even simply by taking part in one of the school’s after school activities.
Use Less Paper
We’re all aware that our forests are disappearing rather quickly. You can do your part to conserve trees if you simply conserve paper. Whenever possible, send emails as opposed to snail mail. Get directions right on your phone as opposed to printing them out. Also, you can always bring your own shopping bags whenever the shopping needs to be done.
There are so many little things that we can do on a daily basis to make this world a place that’s much better, while also setting examples for others to follow so that the effect spreads. Along with recognizing and respecting humanity, conserving water, volunteering at schools, and using less paper, we can also do things like drive our vehicles less or switch to a hybrid or totally electric one. The water we conserve at home might also be donated to clean water charities.
Another thing that’s simple for us to do is to simply be generous and kind to those around us. Remember that you never know when a simple smile or kind word might actually save a life. Things like that don’t cost you a thing and you will be actively making the world a better place for everyone.