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A Few of My Ideas on Improving the World

Updated: May 22

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Obviously, the world is far from perfect, and probably will never reach perfection. However, this does not mean we should give up on our endeavors to improve it in our own image. If such visions collide with one another, that is the natural process of things when it comes to sharing the same space, resources, and air, especially under a true democratic regime, where most if not all visions are accepted to be heard, even if not respected by others. There are a few of such improvements that I am willing to offer for the betterment of the world:

1. We are quick to jump to conclusions and generalize our thoughts about people based solely on one or two pieces of information we have about them. Looking for more information through research can be beneficial to avoid false generalizations about people before commenting about or to them. Additionally, such haste can falsely lead to the creation and spreading of fake news across the net. If we are willing to learn more about the person, we can actually do an indirect favor to them, by avoiding false information about them. We should therefore resist the common urge for instant gratification when it comes to this subject.

2. The fact that something feels good for us does not mean it is actually good for us. In many cases, the opposite is true. If we look beyond the good feeling of consuming something, we would be more conscious of whether or not we should actually consume it, especially if it is something addictive. People's lives have been ruined or at least deteriorated because they did not surpass the good feeling caused by harmful things. We can learn from this that our senses often deceive us, no matter who we are or where we are in life.

3. We should not fear speaking up our minds when we believe we have a good reason to do so. The fact that people might insult or ridicule us for doing so does not mean we should avoid expressing our opinions in a world that largely gives us the right to do so, just like everyone else. Shaming someone due to their opinions should be avoided if we truly wish to live in a democracy and do our part in preserving it.

4. We do not necessarily need romance in our lives in order to live a fulfilling life, nor do we need children of our own. This is simply just one of many options available to us, and the fact that it is the most orthodox one does not mean that it is the only or the best one. There is not one way to live life, and the same lifestyle that one person prospers in will not necessarily do the same for another. Finally, private lifestyles are none of anyone's business to interfere with without justification, let alone prosecute.

5. There are many occasions in life that are just not worth our anger and stress over. We should not trade our inner peace for minor discomforts with others, especially occasions that are already over and in the past. Our emotional energy is finite, like a battery. We should spend it wisely.

6. Likewise, we should not overlook the moments when we are most peaceful, happy, and satisfied, in the name of their polar opposites. Consciously thinking about the good things we have had and are having in life can go a long way in helping us feel better and happier. We should record our beloved moments by whatever means necessary in the name of bettering our otherwise-low spirits.

Thank you for taking the time to read. If you agree with my points, consider sharing this article for a larger exposure. Perhaps it could make the world, to whatever degree, a better place to live in.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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