when you live in your own world away from the noise of news channel or social media updates then world seems to be a much better place to live.
but the moment you open your facebook page and see the war happening in syria or the terrorist attacks or the crime happening in different parts of world then you wonder what is happening to this world ? can’t we coexist peacefully, with love and harmony. why we are bent upon destroying this beautiful planet?
if you are one of those person who thinks deeply that what can i do as a responsible person to save this earth and also about helping the fellow human beings who are in trouble then here is a small list of things you can do.
i know doing this won’t change the world but it will make some minor difference in the world. you will be at ease that you have done your duty. you won’t have any regret or guilt. so i suggest do your part sincerely and that sincerity of yours might influence people around you and we can together start a movement to save the world from violence, greed and exploitation.
12 small things you can do to help the world:
1. don’t support violence in your life
stop watching movies which has undue violence. because we need to have reverence for life. violence only increases violence. by watching violent movies, you are increasing violence in your psyche. think about it this way. do you become more peaceful or more disturbed after watching the violence in any form. the violence can be physical, verbal or at thought level or inside the movies. it does not make a difference. violence is violence is violence.
2. give right education and values to your kids
don’t allow your children to play video games where they can do bang bang with pistol and can kill the other person in game. think about the value system he is learning by such games. we need to value the life of every human being. life is not so cheap. don’t make your child ambitious. let him be loving, creative and happy. teach him its better to be a good human being than to climb the ladder of success by using wrong means. give right values to your child because he is the future of this world.
3. support right people and right causes
always cast your vote and choose the right candidate for govt position. this is one of the best thing you can do for your city, state, country and the world. even signing for social causes in websites like change.org also makes a small difference. every vote cast in election and every voice raised for right cause makes a difference.
4. if you are a good person then you must act
speak up in favor of good people and right causes. world is not suffering so much because of bad people but it is suffering because good people are not doing their part. world needs loving and intelligent people to speak their mind so that people get the right prospective about world affairs and direction to live life meaningfully.
5. don’t waste food
it does not matter that you have paid for it. you can afford the food but not everyone can. if we all stop wasting food then the price of food will come down and more people will get a chance to eat food and thus less people will go to sleep without food.
6. don’t waste water.
it is believed that after 30 years the countries are going to fight over water. if possible then go for rain water harvesting in your society.
7. don’t pollute the earth
use public transportation system like train and bus wherever possible so that you don’t cause pollution. avoid doing any kind of pollution. it could be air pollution or water pollution or noise pollution. don’t spoil the eco system of earth. think how you can save the earth. e.g. if you buy phone then use it as long as it is working fine. don’t keep on changing phone for fashion sake. think about all the garbage disposal problem we create with our modern lifestyle. take another example, you might be using battery in your mouse. why not use rechargeable battery? if you think about it then you will find many ways of reducing pollution from your lifestyle.
8. save electricity
generation of electricity also causes a lot of pollution and environmental damage. many electricity plants are run on coal or use nuclear technology. now you all know the danger of nuclear power plants or the pollution which coal based electricity causes. why not switch off electricity when you don’t need it. shutdown the computer and TV when you are not going to use it. 5% of electricity is wasted when you keep your appliances in stand by mode or just switched them off by using remote control.
9. spreading greenery
if possible then have a terrace garden and grow your own vegetables and herbs. if you can afford then buy organic food because organic farming does not use chemicals and pesticides which pollute the soil and water bodies. plant trees in your neighborhood. you know about global warming and how it is affecting the climate of the world. may be it does not affect you so much but it do affect the poor farmers whose crop get spoiled because of untimely rain or no rains at times. also check how you can help poor farmers of maharashtra who are doing suicide.
donate some part of your income for social causes. many religious people say that one should donate at least 10% of income for the welfare of the education. if you are rich then sponsor the education of at least one poor kid. share whatever extra you have. when you share then you get more but when you hoard then whatever you have is of no use. sharing is like moving water which is always fresh and clean. hoarding things is like a stagnant water which becomes dirty over a period of time.
11. pray for the world
prayer has the power to heal everybody. you can pray to change the world for better. why not use it to bring more love, light and harmony in the world. i know if we all pray then also it will take time for world to become a better place. but at least the next generation will not have to see what we are seeing today.
12. be a messenger of love, light and peace
spend your energies in doing constructive things so that you generate positive energy. don’t be part of negative forces. don’t spread negativity and hatred. be with the light. spread love and happiness. be creative in life. practice yoga which makes you healthy and peaceful. or practice meditation so that you can raise your consciousnesses. more consciousnesses means less violence in the world. raise the positive vibrations of the world.
may the god be with all of us in this fight to make this earth a better place to live. we should make sure that we leave this world in a better place than what we have got.