by Doug Bevins
This world has caught a bad case being stuck. It is not moving upward or forward and it is barely maintaining level ground. This world is missing creativity, courage, and kindness and there is no evidence, at least for now, that there is change in the making. So, how can we change this world in these areas? First, have the courage to say a kind word to someone who is sitting by themselves in the school lunchroom. Take time to volunteer at an outreach for the homeless, etc. It seems creativity has become taboo, but there are ways to change it. Use movies, television, or video games as a means to connect with someone who does not seem, to you, to be very social (it might work and might not, but its the effort that counts). Lastly, kindness is something that seems to be sorely lacking in society today. To bring kindness back, if someone is really stressed out in a store where you’re working, take extra time to help them find what they are looking for. Go out of the way to be calm if someone gets in your face (THAT is easier said than done, but possible). It is understood anything good or right is never easy.
So, why should we seek to change the world? The main reason is the world is stuck and is sorely in need of new, fresh approaches to accomplishing tasks and coming up with new ideas/plans. The old ways have stopped working so its time to come up with new ways to accomplish key tasks of society. After all, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Instead of banging your head against the wall over and over, take a breath and rethink your approach. If you are a loner in school or work, reach out to someone else whom you have observed to be a loner type too (you might be surprised). Have courage to go against the grain and the results may surprise you.