10 Ways To Contribute To Society
Insurance is about sustainability. The coverage of loss, be it in the corporate world, or your private one. We really believe, that insurance gives back, but here at Max Insurance Brokers, we also believe, that life is deeper than just insurance policies.
And so, with this said, we wanted to explore how you could contribute to society on a deeper level. We, at Max Insurance Brokers, really wanted to curate an article that hits close to home. When we contemplate the big questions in life, we often wonder what’s the meaning of life is and what our role is in it. While there are many possible explanations our conclusion leads us to a single profound idea – we are bigger than us. We often end our contemplation by asking how to contribute to society.
So without further a do, here's 10 ways, and honestly it really is a, non-exhaustive list, of how you can contribute to your society and help out where it really matters.
1- Adopt an animal
Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, abused and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you're making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in!
2- Make life better for someone you care about
Contributing to society doesn't have to be complicated. Once can simply start by making the lives of his/her loved ones better. In practice this could be supporting our spouses, encouraging our children, helping our parents, being there for our friends. These are all worthy contributions to society. Chances are you probably already are, and therefore you've read this article whilst hitting the ground running!
Help someone younger than you or someone who has less experience than you. Creating a meaningful impact on one person is also a significant contribution to society. That one person can change the situation for the better for an entire family or community.
Mentorship can be formal where you partner with an NGO or it can also be informal – at work or at school where you help someone who reaches out to you.
4- Practising Kindness
When your life situation does not allow you to help anyone in any formalised structure, there is a simple way to contribute to society – by practicing kindness. We believe that kindness can be a powerful force that can change many lives. Being kind, though it sounds simple, is not easy. It requires complete submission to the purpose and giving up on being right.
5- Send Positive Vibes
The entire world is vibrating at different frequencies. When you meditate and send positive vibrations to the world, you help shape the outcome of the world. There are many scientific research studies that show evidence of the way the world reacts to a multitude of people meditating.
6- Practice Gratitude
When we practice gratitude, we send strong positive vibrations to the world. It impacts not just those physically around us but also those included in our gratitude affirmation.
Gratitude is one of the strongest positive emotions and can contribute greatly to the betterment of society.
7- Pay Taxes
This may seem like an oddball tip, but when you pay taxes, you give the government the resources not just to build the infrastructure and govern effectively, but also to the government support programs, NGOs that depend on funding. Depending on where you live, the government employs hundreds of thousands of people each year and their livelihood depends on you paying your taxes. Even our troops defending our country can only survive when we pay what is due.
So simply by paying your taxes, you are contributing to society.
8- Investing in Learning
When we invest in learning, we are not just investing and helping the person who is teaching us but also uplifting the entire family that will be positively impacted by your knowledge. When women learn how to care for their babies, infant mortality rates go down. When someone learns about culture and history, they contribute to a more just and fair society. When a science student discovers how to turn seawater into freshwater that is consumable, they contribute to society as a whole. All of this is only possible when we invest in learning and apply our knowledge for the betterment of society.
This one is the most common way to give back to society – volunteer with a local NGO. Find a cause that you truly believe in and that is close to your heart. Volunteer with the NGO that lives that purpose and helps them out.
10- Care for the planet
One of the most significant ways to contribute to society is by caring for the planet. Our planet, our home, is already in crisis. We are not just utilising all the resources on the planet but leaving in its wake a lot of non-biodegradable plastic and waste. While the problem is massive, there are many small things that we can do to make an impact and save our planet
Carry a bag: It’s simple as that. Carry a bag with you whenever you go shopping. Preferably cloth bags. Keep them in your car, in your purse, at work, and at home. They are affordable and take up no room or add any weight to your backpack. When you shop, accept no extra bags of any kind. You are bound to save a lot of plastic and save many trees with this simple act.
Travel less: We all love travelling, however, not taking a flight is the easiest way to contribute to society. There are many small steps you can take to make your travel more eco-friendly.
Use less plastic: Choose eco-friendly packaging for any items you buy. Choose the paper box for your butter instead of the plastic box, carry your own water bottle instead of buying one, and buy metal objects instead of plastic.
Sort your trash: It’s that simple. Make an effort to find out what trash belongs where. A simple Google search can also help in saving tones of un-recycled waste just because you did not sort it right.
Recycle and reuse: There are many things you can do to reuse and recycle. There are many articles to help you through it. Just by up-cycling and reusing things that you might be bored of, can contribute in saving significant resources and the planet.
Plant trees: We are using more space than ever before, clearing out our trees at an alarming rate. Plant a tree and nurture it, pay it forward to the next generation.
Use public transport and bikes to reduce the consumption of non-renewable sources of energy.
Eat less meat: Reducing the consumption of meat can go a long way in reducing the carbon footprint and can contribute towards a greener society.