I wish I could make a difference in this world for the better.

But I just don't know how. If I can make a positive change for someone or something then maybe I wouldn't feel like my life is so meaningless.

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The problem Is

Jul 24, 2022 at 3:27pm

That if you wait until you can do everything for everybody- instead of doing something for someone- you'll end up doing nothing for nobody.

But seeing as your posting on here instead of just doing something, I'm pretty sure you'll end up never doing anything.

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Anonymous

Jul 24, 2022 at 5:58pm

You could minimize your carbon footprint, by consuming less and shopping locally supporting small business, become a vegetarian, and use transit. I suspect the so-called productive people of this world don't realize that they're destructive, they are overriding their contribution to the economy with enormous carbon footprints. Common courtesy would be nice. Little gestures go a long way. Use your skills with a volunteer organization.

There, you're doing more than 80% of the population.

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Do you well

Jul 24, 2022 at 6:59pm

I feel similarly about my purpose and the angst of not knowing exactly what I have to offer in the world/worry about it all being meaningless.

I am starting to consider the possibility of simply being more present in being me. Whatever I have to do, no matter how menial, to try to put my heart in it and be present with it. So i have no regrets about having could have done better. And also, so i feel those small acheivements each day.

I don’t necessarily mean just stuffing the photocopier with presence, or data entrying correctly :) i mean, more in the human relationships available to me. Those who turn to me for help and comfort. Can i be present with those folk? Can i help them push forward in difficulty? This is my passion, but i am no therapist - too much schooling, family obligations and cannot afford - but in this small way, i make a difference here and there. I feel connected to the bigger picture.

What are your strengths on small scale? Can you develop those? Maybe they can get bigger…? Even strangers?

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Really M

Jul 24, 2022 at 7:09pm

Life is meaningless
Give up now!
What are you going to change ?
Sun is going into Super Nova !
Dig a very deep hole !

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It's a wonderful life

Jul 24, 2022 at 7:41pm

You are making a positive difference in so many ways with so many people, but you are simply not recognizing it, and that's the way it should be. Just keep practicing kindness and try to avoid the negative vibes and the world will change along with you, not because of you. I wish you well in the future. You sound like the people we need more of.

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You may have already done so.

Jul 24, 2022 at 7:55pm

I can still remember 5 to 10 second interactions with people that changed the way I thought about myself and ultimately made my life better.

Giving microdoses of magnanimity is a good way to live.

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So much troubles in this world

Jul 24, 2022 at 9:43pm

and hurting people. Although there's an old parable: 'You can't help anyone who does not first want to help themselves." But by just giving of your heart that can also help people to want to start helping themselves. And giving is just not giving money or the material. Sometimes it's just a kind word. Let the Great Benevolent Mystery guide you.

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Just be nice

Jul 25, 2022 at 2:35am

I hate to use the “be kind” statement because it got so over-used during the past couple of years. But basically it’s a good way to go through life. Say something nice to a stranger. Let someone go ahead of you in line, pick up some garbage off the ground, treat the people around you with respect, etc. You don’t have to be a vegetarian or not drive a car to be a good person, regardless of what some virtue-signallers would have you believe. (I know some complete jerks that don’t drive or eat meat.) Being a good person means treating other people the way you would like them to treat you. The golden rule. Be kind to animals, clean up after yourself, be a good friend. Return the shopping cart to the right place instead of leaving it in the middle of the lot. Small things do matter.

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Anonymous

Jul 25, 2022 at 2:39am

If you are a dude... next time you encounter a homeless person give them enough money for them to get something to eat or drink or whatever the fuck they else might want.

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It’s in you to give

Jul 25, 2022 at 7:10am

Donate blood if you can. It’s life giving. Plus there’s cookies

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