I gave some thoughts to this question myself and found some reasonable things that each and every individual like me could do without any hard effort. I will list down some of these here and I am not prioritizing the list in any way!
– Consumerization: We are the first generation people, standing and facing, our countries transition period from developing into developed nation. This is the first step. So, we are facing many new things. I am concentrating on the 2-3% of our total population in IT and other corporate society, with handful of salary and thinking how to spend the money!
I feel one step is to try to reduce the consumption in everything clothes, food, shoes, bag, car, petrol, mobile or any electronics or any other thing. Give a thought before you do a purchase “Is this really necessary for me? Don’t I have one already? Will I utilize it to the core? Am I buying this just because I have money? Am I buying this just because it is cheap for me?” These thoughts would rather reduce consumerization.
This reduce in consumption, even made by a very few percent of people, would make an economical change in our country. Inflation rate would go down, price rise would go down, and so on. Now comes another question in mind, “Is it enough if only I did this?” — The answer is definitely NO. But an initiative from one would spread like a fire and change the society.
– Reach the Need: We walk through streets, metro stations, bus stops, shops, temple and in many places. We are surrounded by so many people in different levels. Take a few minutes to look around you, look at the society where we are living, look at yourself and them, think about it.
If you feel like doing some help to them, do it immediately. Give some food to the need. If you feel giving money is not a good way, buy a food parcel and give it. Rs.20/- for one meal to one person would definitely not affect your budget. If you feel someone shivering in the roads and you could afford him a bedsheet do that. We might spend some of our precious time which could be compensated from not watching TV for 5 to 10 mins!
In our day today life, we have people just near to us those are in need. Talk to the people working at your canteen, cleaners, coffee serving boy, if they are very young, ask them if they are willing to study, ask why they are not studying, think what you or along with your friends can do to this situation.
– Educate: I believe, education is the major need for a society to improve in all directions. Education, I just didn’t mean to Engineering & Medicine, education for day today life, education for agriculture, education for tailoring, driving, training and education for sport activities, manufacturing, mechanics, farming and so on. Educate others and by that learn from others. This need some more investigation on how, where and when to start doing it!
– Publicize: If you are doing anything good to the society, do publicize it! Even if you don’t like publicity, pls do it, this way you can make someother person to think in your direction and the goodness will spread. Talk to people about what you do, publish in facebook, twitter and other social medias, Talk to your manager and friends, Ask for their suggestions and so on.
We can make a difference. Adding one drop of water everyday, will one day fill the pot! There are so many different things that a normal person with a mind of giving/helping can do. First thing to do is to think about it!
I am not a good writer and my blogs are not so professional. I feel this is the space where I could put my thoughts into, and in someday someone would feel beneficial..