Converting your anger about issues into useful actions
We all get really fired up about certain issues in the world, but what are we really doing about it? Try turning your anger into action, and you might be amazed at the results.
We’ve all done it… We’ve all griped and screamed about things in the world that really get out blood boiling. Terrorists, war, drugs, hunger; there are numerous things in our lives and in our world that we hate. Unfortunately, yelling and whining about it doesn’t really change anything.
People spend a lot of time and energy talking about, yelling about and fighting about things they don’t like. The thing is, the more hate we push toward these issues, the more power we give to them. All anyone’s ever thinking about is how bad things are, and that doesn’t make the issues go away.
So how do you turn your anger into action, and make real change in the world? It’s really not that hard. Let’s say you hate war. Instead of talking about war, talk about peace. Don’t join anti-war groups, join peace groups. If the AIDS epidemic saddens you, don’t talk about how bad it is, join AIDS support groups or make donations to research a cure. You see how easy it is? It just takes a simple shift in what you’re doing with your time and energy.
Can you imagine if everyone in the world started doing this? If we all stopped thinking about hate and anger and the problems of the world, and instead focused on peace, happiness, cures and positive movements, the whole world would experience a shift for the better. Imagine what we could do if each and every one of us shifted our focus from negative to positive, and took action on it.
Now, the sad truth is, most people are all talk and no action. Don’t worry, there’s a place for those people too. If you can’t bring yourself to take positive action and engage in positive speech, just stop talking about the issues. If you just stop talking about the negativity in the world, that action in itself is a positive one. You’re not making other people think about how bad things are and feel those feelings. Now, obviously, not talking about things isn’t going to make them go away, but it does do a small part to shift people away from the negative thoughts and feelings.
The best thing you can do is sit down and think about the things in the world you really hate. Do you get really worked up about world hunger, or maybe rampant drug abuse? Find a group or charity that does something positive to change those issues, and give them your time and energy. If more people would take on this way of life, we would see the world becoming a much better place for all of us.