Acts Of Charity In An Uncertain Age

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The world seems to be spinning faster nowadays than it used to. This, of course, is merely hyperbole but it can feel real. When you turn on the news or scroll through various apps on your phone, you probably see a lot of negative information. This is largely due to the fact that the world is more connected than it used to be. Bad things always happened but most people were not as aware of all that was taking place across the globe.

Being reminded of more positive aspects of human nature can be uplifting. When the news only seems to bring stories of unrest, frustration, and violence, it is necessary to take a step back and remember that there are good people out there working tirelessly to change things. Explore these examples of charity and positivity and see if you feel inspired for the future.

Giving Back

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There is a lot to be said for giving back to the community that you came from. Many people attempt this by volunteering or donating goods or funds to various organizations that aim to help the less fortunate. Of course, giving back is a lot easier to do when you have something worthwhile to give. Celebrities and millionaires are constantly trying to boost public appearances and help communities by beginning or funding organizations that help disenfranchised communities. One such individual who has made a name for herself by doing this is Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva.

Karimova-Tillyaeva is a daughter of Islam Karimov, the former leader of Uzbekistan. Over the years, she has been responsible for funding various important charities throughout the country. One of the more noteworthy organizations that Karimova-Tillyaeva has founded. You Are Not Alone. This group finances orphanages throughout Uzbekistan and provides support to the many children who need guidance after losing their parents to various causes. Furthering this, Karimova-Tillyaeva also helped to found an organization that provides assistance and educational help to children who have various disabilities.


In Full Bloom

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While it is very important that philanthropists continue to provide funding for important causes, there are other acts of kindness happening all the time. There are countless ways that individuals can take advantage of ways to transform the planet into a more open and accepting space. In Pakistan, for example, a goal has recently been reached to plant back the many trees that have been destroyed due to deforestation. Back in 2015, Pakistani leader Imran Khan launched the Billion Tree Tsunami initiative. As of the Summer of 2017, that goal has been reached.

By planting back the trees that have been felled over the course of the past couple of decades, Pakistan is helping the planet in seriously important ways. Various studies point towards deforestation when it comes to rising temperatures, increased natural disasters, and troubles related to global warming as a whole. Imran Khan originally estimated that the project would take far longer but dedication to the cause and help from various organizations throughout the country got the trees planted far ahead of schedule.

Ethical Thinking

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Technology has also helped people without much money or influence to change the world for the better. In fact, members of the Millennial Generation often get a lot of flack from out of touch news outlets but they are the ones making positive changes in countries across the world. Millennials were raised alongside technology and many of them are currently entering the workforce. A large number of this generation has strong convictions when it comes to how and where they spend their money.

This has led to the creation of apps and programs that help consumers to steer clear of purchasing goods from businesses that have ethically questionable practices. Members of previous generations might have been fine with turning a blind eye to the atrocities committed in the name of good business but it seems that younger thinkers are sick and tired of the game. In time, there is no telling what advancements will be made to guide consumers through difficult decisions.

Taking Steps

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Hearing about people like Lola Karimova Tillyaeva and Imran Khan can inspire you to take action. While you might not be able to fund an orphanage or plant a billion trees all by yourself, you can still do what you can to make positive changes occur. Donating the money that you can spare to worthwhile organizations is one way to get the ball rolling and start feeling better about the direction that the world is spinning. Find what works for you and allows you to accomplish the most within your own limitations.

By looking at examples of those who have seen success from their charitable endeavors, you are more likely to feel your own wheels turning. Give yourself a bit of time to feel inspired by these stories. Look into what you can do to get yourself started down a more charitable path. With time, you will be able to discover a course of action that makes sense for you and the future of the planet as a whole.