I’ve seen on several discussions that people think that we’re just talking on this site, and no action is coming out of it. Quite frankly, we are doing quite a bit of talking (over 200 pages of different discussions), but I’m not sure what anyone else is doing out there in the real world, besides, of course, what I do myself.
So…my question for you today is:
What have you done today that makes this world a better place, or makes you a better person?
I sleep the whole day and work during the night, while checking HE. It’s usually a complicated writing that has nothing to do with philosophy and it’s so fucking weird that I’m not sure I’m going to share everything I’ve written. Some things are usually better kept secret. Now, I don’t think that making the world a better place is convenient, because It’s already a good place to live if you aren’t too needy. So, try to make your place a better world.
I miss making music. I have to study bullshit.
i am lucky this thread is made today, the one day that i did a good amount of stuff. my family and 2 other friend families (:P) went on a picnic to Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Muscat, Oman), i took some pretty pictures, chatted up with literally every person i met today, and facilitated the free flow of awesome vibes of bliss and goodness around me. Yaaay! day after i’m going dolphin watching with mum. and the day after that i’m leaving for Chennai, India.
I worked on my acceptance of death as a part of life, letting go. I didn’t give 2 shits about the rest of the world today. my grandma died yesterday so I gotta process, heal a bit, and then I can get back to giving back.
one request: please keep your pity out of this thread. my family and friends are supporting me just fine, so y’all can stay on topic ;-)
Today I offered to help someone get down at the right station and I called my mother and I told her for the first time that I am very grateful for raising me and that she has done a really good job because I like who I am right now and it’s thanks to her (she started crying and said that my words touched her deeply).
Tomorrow I’m trying to bring more good into this world. I promise.
oh Ka man, that is the sweetest thing ive read in a long time. that is just plain awesome.
For everybody: http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-today-isnt-going-to-suck/
Thanks for your replies guys!
I’ve spent this entire day being really, really happy! It’s the first full day of spring here (if you ignore the calendar for these things like I do), and I spent the entire day smiling and in the afternoon after class I just sat in the quad overlooking the Charles River. It was nice to just sit in the sun and do nothing. Now I’m doing homework, but the windows are open and the spring air smells wonderful. Speaking of which, I also helped a friend of mine with homework this morning. But it’s only 4:49pm here…time to do more stuff!
made my “surrogate mother’s” day by visiting her salon, gave a friend advice on money spending habits, educated a friend about autism meditated in a cold shower(about to do so) made my english professor laugh, asked my algebra professor how he was doing, for the first time this semester (nobody had done so)
today was a good day
EDIT: and I also gained an appreciation for another culture’s take on our music
I don’t see why so many people want to try to use HE for something. I like having this place as a place of discussion, not necessarily some sort of call to action.
If you want to do something, do it. If you don’t, don’t. If you need HE to spur you on, you probably didn’t want to do it that much in the first place.
But yeah, I like having HE as a recharge zone while I separately work on my own projects.
I am sick so I popped some dayquills and laid in bed. I also went to class where I had a test and clearly my brain is addled today because I completely forgot to answer a bunch of questions and didn’t realize it until I was on my way home. I half wrote them then forgot to finish. Now I am back to laying in bed until tonight when I have to go to a play for my other class. I heard it was really funny which normally would be good but right now I’m thinking I will cough up a lung and die if I laugh. So all in all not a very productive day.
Not that I do things most days. All I do to “change the world” is smile at people a lot. Smiling is super easy and takes no effort, but can still make someone’s day better.
Got up, went to uni while trying to get myself de-hungovered. Walked back home, put on the coffee and sat my lazy ass down on the chair in front of the computer. Still sitting here, looking at people posting Kony 2012 all over facebook not knowing what they’re talking about. And I’m absolutely fine with this day so far :)
@the last few posters, Nothing is good too. I’m sorry if I came across as getting on people’s cases to do something productive, but doing nothing is great too, I don’t think relaxing should not be half-assed either. Recharging is a must, but doing nothing out of fear of taking action or because you’re all talk, that’s what I’m trying to point out is not necessarily the case on this site.
I hope you all have/had/are having an amazing day :)
Learned about the United States Healthcare system in class. Picked holes in current and future policies.
Worked 8 hours – fixing peoples phones and computers.
Now writing a paper about Africa pre/post colonialism.
…..interesting typing this up. I thought my day was boring – now I think it sounds kindof bad ass. Thanks!
Donated a loan to a third-world entrepreneur! Check out Kiva.org, its pretty awesome. Instead of giving away $25 and never seeing it again, you get to re-lend it to someone else after the first person pays you back.
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.