How to make the world a better place? I’m glad that you typed this question on your device. And I’m really thankful that you chose this article from all those articles in the search to get an answer to your question. If you’re coming from a different source, I’m still thankful. What less I could be. It’s the time of the year when finally people are interacting with this blog. So, a big thanks in advance.
Now, coming to your question. I believe that you don’t or aren’t able to find the world a better place to live. With the Coronavirus spread from last year, it feels a bit true. However, if you look at the 2020 Year in Search, from Google, you’ll find it a little different. You’d find a hope that the world isn’t so bad after all. And while watching the video, you’ll probably get a smile on your face.
But still, those joyful moments can’t deny the other factors as well. That, some area of the world needs betterment. So, how we can make that happen? How you alone can change the world? Believe it or not, but you can change the world, and there are many ways to accomplish it. Therefore, in this article, I’ve listed them out to help you easily start your journey to change the world for good.
But before we go on to those points, isn’t a good idea to see and learn why we need a better world? I believe it’s a fantastic idea because it will help us to understand the whole point much clearer. So, let’s see why we need a better world.
Why is it necessary to make the world a better place?
To bring balance in the world. Hatred, crime, violence, and many bad things are never going to stop. People are going to do bad to each other and anything in this world. Rape, burglary, cheating, drugs intake, animal killing and a lot more are never going to stop. Never, because a world without problems doesn’t exist, nevertheless, a world with complete hatred cannot survive. And to keep the cycle moving, we have to put weight on the other side.
Just like there are no days, without a night, there will be a no bad world without goodness. And for that only, we have to try to make the world a better place. Once you start, more people will join you on your journey. From you, you’ll start a chain reaction that would give rise to many good situations.
Perhaps, we can’t make the whole world a better place, and it’s not possible because without no problems we would die out of boredom. Problems give us a cause to stand up and do something. And when we do something, we make the world better. Not the whole, but some area of it. We keep the light of hope ignited.
How can you make the world a better place?
The following points will help you try your best to change the world for better in today’s modern time and modern problems.
1. Start with yourself to make the world a better place
If you’re saying, “I want to change the world,” then you better start with yourself. Because, if you can’t change yourself, you can’t change the world. As simple as that. So, what is it you want to change in you? If you want my opinion, the best place to start is to bring change in your nature. How you see things, how you interact with people, and how you feel about yourself? Once your nature starts to become better, other things will start to fall in a piece.
When I started to change myself, I got help from the book Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. It’s a nice self-help book that can really help you bring tangible changes in your life—altogether. The book is focused on the term SAVERS, which is the contracted form of Silence, Affirmations, Visualisation, Exercise, Reading and Scribing. By practising these methods on a daily basis, I brought good changes in my mind, emotions, knowledge, health and finance. And I believe, if I can bring changes in me, then you can as well. But all those will happen when you read this book and know the real power behind its teaching.
Moreover, if you’re a person who’s dealing with loads of impatience, then this article can help you → 9 causes of impatience people should keep in mind.
If you see your life as painful, you might want to read this → Why is life so painful, and why do they say life is suffering?
And if you’re finding your life useless, you can munch on this one → I don’t know what to do with my life – Yes you do.
2. Turn all your machines off once in a day for an hour or two
Do you keep your motorbike or car running all day when you’re not riding or driving it? Do you keep your ceiling fan ON when you’re out of the house? I wonder why most of the people keep charging their mobile phones when it’s not getting in use. Why not put it switch off, for a while?
We are in a modern world with modern problems, and if you want to bring the change in the world, you have to deal with the modern ones as well. Mobile phones, tablets, wifi router, smartwatch and a lot more modern devices, are machines. And machines are supposed to shut down when they are not getting in use. But we humans, don’t realise it. And keep using and charging our devices no matter what.
Well, that’s not helpful for both you and the device. Because the more you use it and don’t give it a rest, the more early it will break down. The early it will fail, the early you’ll go for another. And the more the companies will produce them. When they do so, they’ll take more from the Earth’s resources, which is already very limited.
I bought my mobile phone in 2017, and it’s still functioning well. I switch it off in the night when I go to sleep. Put it on charging only when it’s completely out or under 10%. And it has only those apps that are useful, and nothing useless. Here I am talking about the complete health of the mobile phone, not just its battery life.
Anyway, just like we humans, who to get some energy go to sleep, the machines are also required to completely shutdown. Because only feeding doesn’t give us energy alone, and it’s so true in the case of machines as well. So, put your machines off once in a day, week, or year, so they won’t breakdown at an early stage. You don’t have to buy another, and companies don’t have to produce more by taking more from earth’s limited stock.
3. Search with environment saving search engines
We all do searching. What’s Taylor Swift’s age, how tall the Eiffel Tower is, and why Donal Trump isn’t leaving his place as the United States, President? There are so many questions and so many searches around the world. But what if you save the environment with your searches? I guess it would be a nice start towards a better world.
The world is changing, and with that, how you search around the internet as well. In today’s time, you can do both the things- searching and saving the environment-side by side. There are plenty of search engines that support the initiative to make our world a better place in terms of the environment. Below, I have listed some from many, which I use when I go on the internet.
Ecosia– With every search on this browser, you’ll plant trees. If you cannot go out and find time to volunteer for tree plantation and other similar activities, then you can surely start searching on the internet using this browser and make the world a better place with some nice clean air.
OceanHero– In the past years, we’ve used plastic a lot, and leftovers have gone to the oceans. Which further caused damage to sea life— fish, turtles, and more water-based animals. When you search on the internet using the OceanHero search engine, you’ll help them remove plastics from the ocean, and become a part of making a better world for the water species.
everyClick– When you search the internet using this search engine, you raise funds for the charities. So, you don’t have to donate separately to come out as a donor. Using this browser, you can do 2 things together – internet surfing as well as donations.
More environment-saving search engines- If you want to explore other search engines that are working with a motive to make the world a better place, then you can read this article → Search Engines That Do Social Good, it has a collection of all the search engines that works for a social cause.
4. Go offline more often to make the world a better place
It’s all about resources. Whatever we do, it comes down to a single point, how much we’re taking from the Earth? To say we have unlimited space to upload images, videos, blogs, and multiple other things on the internet, but somewhere we are using space. The servers are running 24/7 continuously, taking power from generators and direct electricity supply from government or private sectors. The more we use those social media stuff, the more load we put on the servers. The more space we take, the more servers those social media operators will put in their hubs— thus more use of the resources.
That’s not the single reason why you should go offline more often. However, when you remain active on social media, you miss out on the very interesting things that are happening in the real world. You miss time with the family and the community. Which increases anxiety level in your mind, and you feel more disconnected to the world. Once you start to feel in that way, you start to see the world the worst place to live your life. Whereas, the world you’re living, perhaps already better but you’re not able to see it.
5. Respect women, elders, and children
You get what you give to the world. If you say bad words, you’ll get to listen to more bad words with interest. Yeah, that’s right, and I believe you had any experience of this. If not, then you’re lucky or perhaps a wise man. Women are already shaking the world; whether you give them respect or not, they’re doing things which earned them the respect they want in the world.
Still, it would be a great start if you give respect to women. There are still some parts in the world that require change for women. When you’ll do it, others will learn, and they’ll also start. Because bad things done by men to women happen when they don’t respect her freedom, voice and ideas. You have to respect her completely. Because both women and men are part of a single entity, they seem different physically but there cause same, to serve humanity with hand in hand. If you’re a woman reading this, then the same applies to you for men.
Older people are our guiding north star. They have opened this world for us— the younger generation. They deserve respect already; we don’t need any cause now to respect the elders; they have done enough. And what’s the great thing about respecting elders, i.e., they don’t want anything from us except love and care. If you’re lucky to have mother, father, and grandparents, then go and spend time with them. They’re the reason you’re here today.
Perhaps, some people’s parents aren’t such great as they suppose to. But it’s not their fault; it’s the fault of the time and circumstances they had to live. Accept them as they are, and show kindness that you have no grudge against them for how they treated you. Because they gave you the lesson about how bad it feels to a child when their parents treat them bad. And you’re not going to do the same to your children.
It’s understandable to respect women and elders, but why respect children because people say be friends with them? Bear with me, I’ll tell you why.
Do you agree that kids learn from us? Yes, they see things what adults are doing and then repeat them to learn. To make our doings their part as well. However, it’s not recognised by adults because they are too busy in their worlds. And because we adults don’t see how our actions are putting an impact on our children, we might walk around the house throwing bad words from our mouth. And when the kid does the same, we wonder, wherefrom it has learned all that?
Moreover, we adult believe that we can say anything to a child, and expect from that little human specie a good behaviour in return. Where in the first place we were supposed to use the right words, because we have gone through learnings of life, and that kid, is just has started to learn something about this world. How can he/she know what’s right to say and what’s not?
So, with women and elders, it’s crucial that you respect children also because they are the future. And they learn from us; if we set a bad example in front of them, they’ll set a much bad example for the future generation. That’s why to be careful with kids, especially.
6. Help with no expectation to make the world a better place
How do you feel if one day all the people who had ever helped you, come to your house asking for help? I bet you’ll hide under the bed. But it won’t be the case because people often don’t help. Because there’s saying which is very popular, i.e., “There is no time for good.” Why this saying is so popular, I’ll tell you why because people expect whenever they help someone. But help isn’t a trade. Is it? No, it’s not. But still, we expect something back from another person without letting him/her know that he or she is supposed to help us back.
That’s not, how help works. Because if we will going to expect, we will always regret helping another person. We will always find ourselves saying the above words, “There is no time for goodness.” So, if you’re going to help someone in the next year, then please don’t expect something out of it. I assure you, doing so, you’ll find yourself more proud and liberated. Furthermore, if you want to learn more about helping other people, then below article is a good starting point. 👇
7. Believe your religion but don’t let down others
In my theory, I believe when God came down to earth or came into existence, he* had many kids. He told them about himself, who he is and what he does. Then told his kids to travel to different parts of the world and spread his name and teachings. All the kids went down in different directions and as they met people they told about him.
But as they kept going or you can say his story passed from generation to another, variations of his story started to come out. Different generations keep getting his name remembered differently. And that’s how many Gods were born. The whole point is that God is One. All the teachings are the same but have a different language. Hinduism talks about Love, Kindness, and Karma. So does Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and more. All talk about the same thing. We are human, and we all should care about each other.
So, to make the world a better place, treat people as your kin. Don’t see their colour, religion or language as a barrier to spread goodness in the world.
* I prefer to use “He” to refer God if you like to use “She, I have no serious issue against it. There is no provable theory that defines God’s gender.
8. Accept the LGBTQ people
If something isn’t harming us, then we shouldn’t try to destroy it. Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgenders, and Queer people are people just like you and me. They made their community because we didn’t want them in our life. That’s what I was very against at first, but then I realised why they did it. They had no choice other than making a community of their own where people like them can support them and take care of them in their dark times.
But, they all are not going to survive, if we heterosexuals don’t accept them. Or rightly said, we will not survive if we don’t accept them. Because some of them are our brother, sister, cousin, nephew, niece and so on— a part of the family, and without family, nobody can survive, not even God.
9. Use public transport or a bicycle
I believe I don’t have to explain it in details. But to remind you, I’ll say a little. When we use public transport, we contribute to the countries economy, plus, we all less pollute our world’s atmosphere. Or if public transport is pollution-free, then it’s the icing on the cake.
By using a bicycle, you’ll do three things. You don’t pollute the world, don’t use the earth’s limited resources, and make good health out it. When your environment and health is, good, you got more options to make the world a better place.
10. Donate when you can to make the world a better place
Well by using the every click search engine, you’re already generating donations. There’s no need for you to make an effort and donate more. Yet, it still doesn’t feel like a donation. However, it’s real, and those companies are genuinely making some quite good changes in the world with the help of the technology, but still, if you want to donate, which feels like you’re donating, then donate only when you can.
You don’t need to donate every time something that requires donation because even a single donation is worth 100 donations. Even $1 counts as a donation. So, when you don’t feel like donating, please don’t do it, and don’t feel bad about it. Because if something is worth donating, then it will get its donation from other sources for sure there’s nothing that can stop it.
11. Don’t throw old stuff
Clothes, food (yeah food never gets old, and expired food is of no use, but think of the leftover here), and plastic products, such as chairs, tables, bags, suitcases and other loads of things. Rather than throwing in the garbage, you can give it to the people who are less financially good than you. And when I say give them, I meant to give it to them for free, don’t make money out of it. There’s nothing wrong in that, but it’s just don’t feel right. I guess, doing so will make you less a giver and more a taker.
Therefore, don’t trade old things, just give them for free. So, when they, the less financially good people, become good at finance can do the same. And that’s it; you’ve started the chain reaction and done your part to make the world a better place to live. Cheers now!
12. Treat everyone the same as you are inside
I never got bullied in the school, and I never did bully someone else. However, I do saw children bully someone else and never tried to stop it. I never felt bad about it. I guess I didn’t have that kind of understanding back then. But one thing I do know now, that no matter what type of physique we have, from inside, we all are the same. We all are soft and very vulnerable behind the protective bones. We do get hurt, and so does the other.
So, if you’re treating someone very harshly lately or from a long time, then 2021 could be a great year for you to stop doing that and say sorry to that person you’re hurting. Perhaps, that other person isn’t telling you how hurt is he/she, but they get hurt when you hurt them.
Therefore, treat people the same as you are inside and I believe we all are nice inside. We all got the same heart that is made out of muscles rather than steal or rocks. So, go on and treat them nicer than you ever could. Or, you’ll regret it your whole life. One more thing, when I say treat everyone the same, I meant everyone, not only humans but everyone—animals, plants, birds, and so on.
13. And there are many ways 👇 that you can follow to make the world a better place
The above 12 points aren’t the only things that you can do to make the world a better place. Nevertheless, these are effective in today’s modern time. But you can find more ways to bring a good change in this nice little world of ours and your life as well. If you want more points and ideas on how you can make the world a better, then below articles would a nice journey for you from here.
→ 100 ways.
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