We all want to ‘change the world’ a little bit, don’t we? Make it a better place to live in.
Nevertheless, most of the time, we do nothing, because we simply don’t know where to start. Yesterday sombody said to me: ‘If you’re part of the solution, you’re not part of the problem’. I don’t know the original source of that quote, but somehow it stuck with me. If we do just really small things on a regular basis, we’re part of the solution. We’re changing something. Here are some small ideas:
1 | Put some books aside you’re never going to read again and give them to Oxfam.
2 | Volunteer at your local soup kitchen for one hour every week.
3 | Babysit your friends children for free and give them the evening off.
4 | Buy a record on Noisetrade that gives the money away to a worthy cause (for example this one).
6 | Write a letter to somebody you know has been having a rough time.
“She would consider each day a miracle – which indeed it is, when you consider the number of unexpected things that could happen in each second of our fragile existences.”
“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”