8 Lessons Learned: Guides

Be an Asset and Depict Your Purpose in This World

At some point or another, we think about the reason of our existence, and we try to find our purpose in life by choosing our career path and being helpful to the community we live in. Every day we hear, watch and read scary news, making us think that the world is indeed scarier and more unsafe. Crime, religious war, pessimism, unemployment, and poverty are increasing in all parts of the world, and all of these things threaten our existence and the future of our children. We think that we cannot do anything to change the reality because of all the things happening around us. As parents of the next generation, it is our duty and responsibility to act now and do the right thing, be a good example to others and teach our children to become good citizens.

Let us begin the change in our homes before we reach outside and influence others to make this world a better place to live in, happy and safe. It is not easy to change our shopping habits, but you must realize that you can be of help if you purchase goods from ethical and reputable companies, and availing of your own local products. You are helping your local community by purchasing your goods from local suppliers instead of big businesses, and you are also reducing your carbon footprint because they don’t undergo the process of being shipped around the world, going through multiple transport channels. You can help the environment by using natural, eco-friendly and organic materials such as Il Gufo Clothing for children which are very comfortable, stylish and are made of natural materials instead of synthetic fabrics. Do your bit for a better world by becoming a volunteer of a charity event, a health mission or a disaster relief. Being a volunteer comes in different forms and sizes, and activities you can engage with include planting trees, helping in your local soup kitchen or spending time with the elderly, and you don’t have to spend too much time especially if you’re busy, just find time and make the most out of it.

In order to offset or reduce your carbon emissions, there are other means of still enjoying your time with your family without flying or driving a lot. You can calculate your carbon emissions by visiting websites such as cotap.org or carbonfootprint.com. These websites are helpful in providing sound pieces of advice about offsetting your carbon emissions like tree planting or giving your contribution towards sustainability projects. Donating your blood is really a rewarding experience of giving back to the community and the world. It is a direct means to help extend the life of another person who has been injured in an accident or who is needing surgery.