Half the Sky

Some people read about the plight of others and are immediately inspired to change the world. Fortunately or unfortunately, I don’t.

I do not feel particularly upset nor outrage at what is happening. Mostly cause I don’t understand and I do admit that I don’t. That and the fact that I don’t know myself what I can do to make a difference.

There are so many causes ongoing currently, maternal health, education in undeveloped countries, marine life conservation, environmental conservation, trafficking and so on. Is each less important than the other? No.

I’m inspired and encouraged by modern day heroes and their good deeds but more often than not, I’m disheartened simply by the little acts occurring on a daily basis. Some would say, before thinking of helping others far off, look around you and first help the people around you. I say, while thinking of helping others far off, also act on helping around you. Start simply be smiling, little acts of kindness. Nothing too demanding. Absolutely doable.

How is this linked to saving the world? It is a vicious cycle isn’t it? Unhappiness, stress, mental instability and ultimately extreme cases that affects people in the community. Shooting incidents, murders and what not. Being entirely optimistic, I do think that these incidents could have been prevented if the offenders were happier in life and felt loved.

Yes it could be mental instability. How do you think mental instability comes about?

However insignificant, let us just do what little we can in making our community a better place to live in.

Back to the title of the post, I really do like how Half the Sky was written. What I liked most was how they ended by sharing with readers what they can do to play their part. Always good to know more about what is happening around the world.

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