Top 10 Ways to Help Society on a Personal Level
We live in a society which thrives on interdependence. It gives a lot to us – recognition, respect, means and reasons to survive, shares our joys and sorrows and lives with us. We take so much from it but give too little in return. We, as responsible parts of the whole must realize that this society shall remain alive as long as there is someone to think about it and serve it, lest it should wither away from being neglected. We do not need to spend fortunes or to give away a lot of our precious time in order to contribute to the welfare of our society. Just few small and easy steps in the right direction can solve our problems which have been prevalent for so long. Here are those Top 10 Ways To Help Society On A Personal Level.
10. EACH ONE TEACH ONE
Helping the society on the personal front can at best begin with spreading education and propagating the need of literacy in today’s scenario. If only each one of us could vow to take up the responsibility of just any one child we could see on the roads or could motivate at least one child to go to the school and help him or her in studies, it would be no less than the role of a guardian angel for them. Not every child in our country is privileged enough to go to a good school and receive quality education. Our one correct step in the right direction can change their lives for the better.
9. CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS
Littering just comes to us naturally, as if the clean roads are unacceptable to the eye. We flinch from walking that extra step to drop our trash into the dustbins and so, convenience takes over when we drop that wrapper or fruit peels right onto the roads. We end up viewing everything outside the premises of our own houses as the litter boxes. As responsible citizens of our society and country we need to understand the high amount of visual pollution we cause by keeping our surroundings dirty. We must encourage use of dustbins and must avoid littering the roads. Keeping the surroundings clean will give a healthy and aesthetically beautiful environment to our society.
8. EMPATHIZE AND SYMPATHIZE
We are humans and we ought to feel like one. We cannot live alone and survive alone- we are a part of a greater whole , the society and so it is our prime responsibility to take care of others as well. We must learn to sympathize with our people and must learn to support and help them when they are in any crisis. The society exists and survives through mutual cooperation and interdependence. This can work only if we learn to stay together, stick together and empathize with each other by being there in times of each others needs.
7. BECOME A GUARDIAN OF LAWS
Laws have been formulated to protect our rights and to enforce our responsibilities but they are powerless if we surrender our faith in them. It is not the duty of only the judiciary to take care of the implementation of laws. We the people are equally responsible for protecting, following and respecting the laws that have been put in place. The basic logic is simple – if we do not break laws, there would be no crimes and no suffering! The path to utopian world seems so simple and yet far reaching. All we need to comply to is that we ourselves are our protectors, we ourselves are the guardians of our laws.
6. SPREAD AWARENESS REMOVE STEREOTYPES
Our society may be very modern but is swamped in various superstitions and stereotypes. Speaking specifically of the Indian society, the social evils like child marriage and honor killing are those practices that have dragged us back in time rather than leading us forward. We are the care takers of the values and ethics of our society and hence we must always take steps in the direction of spreading awareness to remove the stereotypes. It should be our destination to achieve a free and fair society which leads through its high thinking.
5. DONATE BLOOD, SAVE LIVES
It is said that your blood can save a life somewhere. We, as the citizens of this society owe our lives to everyone else because we live in an interdependent society. As the angels of humanity we can help our fellow humans in need by donating blood. This way we can reach those people in distress whom we do not even know but can help by giving them the precious drops of life.
4. END DISCRIMINATION
Discrimination has tattered and divided our society along all lines – cultural, religious, racial and gender. We are today on the verge of losing all humane qualities because we have resorted to fighting among ourselves in the name of our jingoism and fundamentalism. We the educated masses must take the initiative to wipe away such discriminatory thoughts from our minds and then attempt to erase them completely from our society. We must end discrimination on all fronts and create a new society where all are equal and all are significant contributors to the welfare of the society.
3. CHARITY FOR A CAUSE
Charity is synonymous with philanthropy and that should be synonymous with welfare and humanity. It may not be a pomp and show event as a fund raiser but could be a simple cultural or awareness programme that brings together people to make them realize that their contribution is needed somewhere in the society. Since they cannot be present themselves all the time, their funds can depict their active participation and alacrity to solve social issues.
2. REGISTER AS AN ORGAN DONOR
There can be no greater good than saving someone’s life or giving a new meaning to someone’s existence. There are many people out there who have not been equally blessed and are born with some deformity or special ability. For them, this is the least we can all do – register ourselves as organ donors. Donating our essential organs such as eyes can give a vision to two blind people. We may die one day but we can remain alive though their eyes and sense. We often talk about it, read about and and may even be left to think about it but very few of us actually take that initiative to take a step in the right direction. It is not a compulsion but a need, it is not a responsibility but a willingness!
1. PLANT A PLANT FOR THE PLANET
What if we are given a sacred mantra to ensure good life and well being not only of ourselves but also of our progeny? We wouldn’t waste a breath and begin chanting it away… So here is the best and the most effective way to to do something for our society by gifting them means to maintain good health and also leave our forthcoming generations with with forest reserves and greenery to adore! We must all make a resolution to plant a sapling every year and care for it throughout. Just imagine, if each one of us could plant even 10 saplings in our lifetime and nurture it, how much green we could make our city, country and earth, given the exploding population burden! So let us pledge to make ourselves useful and contribute to making our society green and pollution free.