This is a question I ask myself practically every day: "What am I doing to make this world a better place?" I'm a self-reflective guy and with the current sociopolitical climate, it's something I spend some time meditating about.
I am a person living in this world, one in billions, but one nevertheless. I know that I am in control of my life, in control of every aspect of it, and have the ability to influence what's around me. If I'm going to spend some time on this planet, I might as well do something good with it.
The way I see it is, I need to make this world a better place. If not, then what's the point of being here.
How am I influencing the world? How are my thoughts making the world better? Am I approaching every day with negative or positive thoughts? Am I doing things that look virtuous on the outside, but with selfish intentions of looking good? As I think throughout the day, am I focused on things that matter? AmI getting distracted by foolish things? Am I living with a growth mindset?
How are the words I speak making the world a better place? Are what I say, write, and/or post empower others by building bridges, or am I burning them?
How are my actions making the world a better place? Am I helping people by helping make their lives better? Am I spreading love (in any shape or form) or am I letting ignorance continue?
As strong as I am as an individual, we are stronger together. You and I may be strong, but collectively, we are much stronger together.
What are we doing to make this world a better place? By your words, actions, and interactions, how are you helping others? Like Muhammad Ali once said, "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."
Roderick Conwi is a professional development coach and writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. He is also the proud parent of two silly boys. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.