Be an Asset and Depict Your Purpose in This World
At some point or another, we think about the reason of our existence, and we try to find our purpose in life by choosing our career path and being helpful to the community we live in. We read, watch and hear bad news every day and we feel that the world is more unsafe and scarier. Unemployment, crime, religious war, terrorism, poverty, domestic violence, and pessimism are becoming rampant in various parts of the world, threatening our existence, our future and our children’s future. We think that we cannot do anything to change the reality because of all the things happening around us. However, as parents of the next generation, we need to act and do the right thing, teach our children to become good citizens and be a good example to others.
Let us start the change in our homes, with our family because if we are able to do it, then we are confident that we can also extend and do it with our neighbors and the larger society, making our world happier, safer and a better place to live in. It is not always easy to change our shopping habits but we can help the world by patronizing our local products and purchasing items from ethical companies. By buying goods from local suppliers, you are already helping your local community instead of big businesses and you are also reducing your carbon footprint because they don’t undergo the process of being shipped around the world. It is a good idea using organic, eco-friendly or natural products, and even clothing materials are made natural now instead of synthetic fabric such as Il Gufo clothing for children. Do your bit for a better world by becoming a volunteer of a charity event, a health mission or a disaster relief. You don’t have to spend too much time especially if you’re busy, just find time and make the most out of it.
In order to offset or reduce your carbon emissions, there are other means of still enjoying your time with your family without flying or driving a lot. You can calculate your carbon emissions by visiting websites such as cotap.org or carbonfootprint.com. These websites will also give you some suggestions on how you can offset your carbon emissions by tree planting or giving your contribution towards sustainability projects. Blood donation is one of the most rewarding experience as a way of giving back to the community and the world. It is a direct means to help extend the life of another person who has been injured in an accident or who is needing surgery.