Looking at the world in 2015 through a humanitarian lens (Click here) has inspired me to write this short plead to all of you – let’s do more good on big rock this year.
“As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.” ~Paul Shane Spear
I am not asking you to quit what you doing and take up development work professionally. This time every year we set ambitious goals and make resolutions to improve ourselves so what if we also throw a more selfless intention to make our world a better place? Our world is in conflict, with terrorism, human trafficking, the plight of refugees, daily oppressions and poverty. Instead of spending time watching the grim news, we can make a positive difference right now. By lending a hand and showing empathy for others, we can make a huge difference in someone else’s life. Being a good person is about the small things. It’s about how you treat other people, not how many people you have power over.
Whether you decide to volunteer at a local library, donate blood, foster an animal or even the smallest selfless act – it will make a difference. Don’t ever let anyone—yourself included—discourage from trying to be a better person. You never know what a difference we might make. Happy New Year.