The real problems

The world has several burning problems that need our immediate attention

  • Climate change
  • Black lives matter
  • The rights of LGBTQ people
  • A global pandemic
  • Skyrocketing inflation
  • An economic crisis
  • Abortion rights
  • Corruption in our home country

We are led to believe that we are criminals to not take a stand on any of these issues – much like apathetic bystanders at a crime scene.

Yet, we all battle burning problems of a different kind everyday.

  • To be kind and friendly during a hard day at work
  • To eat healthy, exercise and get enough sleep
  • To learn and master a new skill
  • To start and sustain good conversations
  • To be a good listener
  • To realize our own potential

The problems in the second list don’t make it to the headlines. But these problems are the more important ones for a singular reason – we have direct agency over them. We can do something today – right in this moment – to start solving them.

The world helps those who help themselves. In turn, those who help themselves also help the world.

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