Is it possible that something as simple as smiling could make such a huge difference in the world that we can be part of the movement towards peaceful co-existence? Many of us think that whatever we do cannot have a significant impact on world issues that we are dealing with today such as world hunger, poverty, climate change, global warming, cruel methods of farming, epidemics, deforestation, over-fishing, religious intolerance, etc. But have we ever thought what would happen if we did not do our bit? The world would be in a far worse shape than it is today.
There are many of us interested in understanding how we can live meaningfully yet not impinge on the lives of others. People are concerned about the impact their lifestyles are having on climate change, the impact of their attitudes towards other nations and peoples, the power of consumer choices on what is supplied by multinationals and many other issues.
Each one of us can have a huge and positive impact in the world on two levels:
as an individual
as a group by joining other like-minded people in different organisations such as Dreams To Reality
How Can One Person Make a Difference
It is no surprise that one person is enough to make a difference in this world. We have examples of people who have made a positive impact on the world and changed it forever. For example, Mother Theresa, H. H. Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln and many others. They stood up for what they believed was right and acted accordingly.
Even though we may not become as famous, we can still make a difference in our own sphere. Let us remember that the change must be within ourselves first before we focus on the outside world. What are the areas in which we can do things differently so as to ensure we make good use of the opportunity of being alive in this world?