When you watch the news, you access social networks to see how society is… it is inevitable to feel a certain unpleasant emotion. You do not know to what extent humanity is ceasing to be that, “human”. Rape, murder, abandonment, war, cruel people who don’t care about hurting others to steal from them, mistreated people… it’s all bad news and the heart shrinks into a fist.
This makes us think that humanity has no solution and that we are on the edge of the precipice, just because it seems that there are no heroes, no goodness, no good values. When you disconnect from social networks or the news, it seems that the world improves, because you only focus on what is close to you, in your environment.
Or it is also useful to focus only on that content or news that makes you feel good, that gives you good energy and that ultimately makes you have a little more faith in humanity, instead of taking away all that faith at a stroke.
have a good heart
In parenting it is difficult to maintain a positive attitude towards society with unpleasant news in the background all the time. In this world there are no superheroes with superpowers that free us from the bad guys and make us live in peace forever. The responsibility to build a better future belongs solely to humanity, to each one of us.
It seems like an impossible mission, since it is easy to think that what you do today will not affect anyone’s future. But let me tell you, you are not right if you hold that thought. In both parenting and personal growth, you need to focus on something clear but concise: it’s about doing the right thing.
“Doing the right thing” is as easy as following your intuition and morality. Surely when you have seen news of someone who has suffered a mishap or accident, instead of helping people, what they do is take out their mobile and record what happened or even (and even more miserable) take a selfie and then brag that they have been in front of that event.
But there is nothing to brag about being an unscrupulous person who does not know how to help others from the heart. If you see someone who needs help, the thing to do is: help! Forget the mobile and if you take it out, let it be to call the emergency number if necessary and not to record videos or take photos.
help for love
When you help another, even if it is a person you don’t know, it is done out of love for yourself, your neighbor and humanity in general. It is an act of pure generosity and it is what we have to instill in ourselves and also in the following generations. We must be the role model for our children, but also for others who are watching us.
If someone is recorded helping another, it is actually selfish because what he wants is to brag about being a “good person”. A good person is not recorded, he simply helps. Then you can explain his feat, of course, but when it comes to helping others, the last thing you should think about is recording yourself to later show off your action.
There are always opportunities to help
You can always find opportunities to help others, you just have to think about how you can do it. For example:
- You can give a bag of food to a hungry person begging on the street.
- If you know someone who is being abused, call the police and put an end to their suffering.
- If you can offer a job to someone who really needs it, don’t hesitate to do it.
- It is possible that you have friends who suffer in silence and who just need a hug to feel better, let them know that you are by their side for whatever they need you.
- If you see an elderly person on the street who cannot carry the shopping bags alone, give them a hand.
- Help in some food collection association for the most needy.
The options are many and varied. You just have to think about how you can contribute within your community and then just do it. That is the best example both for your children and for anyone who knows you and is around you. If we all had this willingness to help instead of bragging so much on social networks, the world would change quickly… for the better.
Do not lose hope
With so much unpleasant news in the world, it is possible that at some point in your life you have a certain crisis of hope. This can cause you to lose faith in humanity. But it is better to look optimistically at the world, but for this, you must first look positively within yourself. Good people do good things and don’t brag about it, they keep in mind that there are others who are in need and help them.
Human kindness exists and to keep it that way it’s a good idea to focus on that instead of just the unpleasantness. Change your mood for the better, like thinking about the positive and without realizing it, you will begin to have that change inside you that you thought was impossible to achieve. But the best thing is that if you have children… they will follow your example, because a real hero does not wear a cape, nor does he take selfies.