“This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.” –Swami Vivekeanada
Charity is vital to the progress of humanity.
There is no act too small that can reshape someone’s life. The act of giving can entail many types of actions, whether it be donating money to a good cause, volunteering at a fundraiser, or even the simple act of spreading kindness on a daily basis. We think of charity as giving to others, but the amazing thing about this action is that in fact, it gives to both parties. By devoting part of your consciousness to the betterment of someone else’s life, you are also a building block in shaping a more wholesome and altruistic world.
There are a number of ways you can contribute…
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“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” — Ayn Rand
Without being loyal to our own needs, it is very difficult to truly help others.
From a young age, we are taught to extend ourselves to others, to share, and make the world a happier place. It is undeniable how very important this is. Given the state of the world, acts of kindness and generosity cannot be understated. However, it is possible for us to keep our own needs in mind without sacrificing this.
In fact, being selfish might just help the world be a better place.
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People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. – Kent M. Keith
One of the most characteristic elements of any urban landscape is the sheer amount of complete strangers constantly interacting with each other.
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“When the female voice is repressed and stifled, the entire community can easily find themselves cut off from the sacred feminine, depriving themselves of the full image of god.” –Rob Bell
The prevalence of female leaders in our society is slowly but steadily improving.
The road to female empowerment has been a long one, but in the past decade alone, we have reached some significant milestones. The gender pay gap has had a notable increase in attention, the 2016 US Presidental election has a strong female candidate, and there has been a number of female public figures and celebrities standing up for the importance of feminism. There is no denying that the issues of gender equality still have a lot of work left, but we are inching closer and closer to resolving them.
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