Our world has never been more connected than it is today. Our generation is blessed with the ability to instantly contact anyone, retrieve information, or share an experience with the world. With this power has come immense progress in terms of healthcare, productivity, and professional networking (to name a few). What it has taken away, however, might be far more valuable. In my opinion, Millennials are losing the art of conversation. While our online personalities have never been more groomed, our inter-personal skills are at an all time low. Too often is a great moment spoiled by someone trying to take a picture or send a tweet. Rather than rely on our phones to define our lives, I think that improving the way we relate to one another in person can solve many of the large issues we face today. Continue reading Just Put It Down
Unfortunately, we have all missed National Hug Day this year, but you can mark January 21 on your calendar now so you won’t ever miss it again. Hugs are great. At the end of a tough day, all I want is a hug. It’s a nice feeling to be close to someone and feel protected even if the action makes you more vulnerable to being tickled or pinched at the sides.
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.
How do you make an impact? A loaded-question with an unidentifiable answer for many. As a college graduate I have no clue what I want to do with my life, but making a difference is important to me. I want to contribute to a better world, but how does one do that? Immersion and observation through exploration.