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Contribute and Make a Difference in Your Community

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It seems like pure acts of altruism are rarely seen these days, as it’s very often perceived that when a person does something for you, eventually you will be expected to return the favour at some point in the future. But before we totally lose faith in humanity, we have to start believing that there is still a possibility for us to be truly immersed into the realm of selflessness.

We can make a difference right now where we stand. Having a strong will and desire is very important and have faith in your plans too. It doesn’t have to be so complicated. You can actually create or look for opportunities to show random acts of kindness and the best place to start is within your community.

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live."

George Bernard Shaw

Build and nourish a strong culture.

Culture is the cement that binds our community. Without it, there will be no value creation, no beliefs, and no identity. We must help find the key to unlock the power of culture.

Promote mutual understanding and respect.

This is one way to develop a strong sense of solidarity. Building a culture is one thing, maintaining real, sincere relationships that foster understanding and respect is another. It’s important for us to accept other people’s opinions, beliefs, values, and perspectives.

Initiate a cycle that keeps on giving.

Support a cause or think of starting a project that community members can benefit from. You can get involved with a community garden and help grow fresh organic produce. Put up bulletin boards and distribute newsletters that include useful information or recipes!


"The need for connection and community is primal,

as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food."

Dean Ornish


Doing this will enable us to connect to the world on a much deeper level. Instead of asking what you can benefit from something or someone, start thinking of how you can contribute and help out to make a difference in a big or small way. Whatever you do counts!


“One is not born into the world to do everything

but to do something.”

Henry David Thoreau





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