10 Ways to Start Caring a Whole Awful Lot
1. Take a Stance
Take a stance on an issue you are passionate about. Hopefully the outcome will result in making the world a better, happier, more peaceful place.
Knowledge is power. Learn the truth, the history, and the arguments both for and against. Be able to argue the other side better then they can and your own arguments will be that much stronger.
Listen to experts at events, on TED, at schools, universities, and community classes. Listen to your friends. Listen to their arguments and seek to understand their perspective.
Share your knowledge with your friends, family, and colleagues. Get up on your soapbox and let your stance be heard.
Put your thoughts on paper. Start a blog. Submit a column for your paper. Writing is the currency of ideas and allows them to be internalized by the readers when they are ready to receive them.
Create videos, memes, pictures, sand art, sculptures and display it in public.
Put your ideas out there for the world to see, hear, and feel. Use your art to instigate conversations and become the impetus for change.
Build a community of people who support you. Start with a single believer and let your passion and creations inspire others to join your cause.
Give yourself a goal, a timeline, or a date to reach and commit to getting there. When that date arrives celebrate how far you have come and give yourself a new date to reach.
Tell yourself right now that making the world a better place will be hard. But when it gets hard remind yourself: unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
This post was written by Aaron Aslin. Aaron is an entrepreneur, amateur philosopher, and blogger. He uses his background in marketing to bring people to ideas that inspire, motivate, and create purpose in their lives. You can follow him @aaronaslin and facebook.com/aaronaslin