Millennials have been “blessed” with being born into a generation that has technology and convenience at their fingertips. We do not have to leave a day at the end of finishing our papers, so that we can make sure we have enough time to type our final version out on a type writer. We have the gift of information at our fingertips. Wherever we are we are able to pull out our smartphones and google something. Our generation also has the luxury of communicating through text messages, emails, group messaging applications and many other newer mediums.
There are many tipping points present within our society. These tipping points could be things such as raising money to donate towards cancer research, creating awareness for certain illnesses and prevention methods, encouraging the use of sustainable products, turning off lights to reduce energy use, etc. One of the most important things to do in our society is to create awareness of issues and give back to the community. Ellen DeGeneres inspires others to do good through leading by example. Ellen hosts a television show that runs five days a week. During her show, she uses comedy as a tool to brighten everyone’s day. Additionally, her show features entrepreneurs and celebrities, but most importantly the show features people who do good things for our society. On the television show, Ellen gives back to individuals that inspire the world through their acts of kindness. For example, Ellen hosted Jesse and Jasmine on her show because they demonstrated a true act of kindness. Check out their story below:
When we think about things we can do to make the world a better place, there are a limitless amount of things we can do to make a difference. A warm hello to a stranger, giving money to those in need, allowing cars to merge onto traffic, posting a positive note… these are all random acts of kindness. As we tap into our humanness more, I think small acts of kindness can go a long way in making the world a better place for everyone to live in. Think back to a time when someone did something unexpected for you and it brightened up your day. Small acts of kindness can help foster a society of better and happy people. I believe that if more people performed a small act of kindness it can cause a ripple effect the person who received an act of kindness will be a nice person for the rest of the day and they will treat people around them with more kindness than usual. Continue reading Small acts transform the world.
I recently had a discussion on the topic of karma. As one peer put it, “Karma is not what most people think. It’s not a supernatural force. It simply means that when you do an action, you put the idea into the world and make its repetition more likely.” Continue reading Fiving it Up