I avoid eating tortured animals as mentioned earlier. (only eat well treated ones)
I stay healthy to avoid being a drain on society. (eat ethical and healthy food, live healthy, do healthy activities)
I try to help people every day.
I stay informed (as mentioned).
I minimise my ecological footprint (use as little power as possible, sort trash, I don't drive. etc)
I donate to the needy.
I volunteer help.
I don't lie, don't misbehave, don't steal. Nothing like that. I don't manipulate or deceive. etc etc.
Is that enough? I am sure I can come up with more if you want, but they pretty much touch my whole lifestyle and everything that I am trying to do in general. And I am still young.
What about you?
Europe is illegally occupied by the US
I don't think ecofarm is the only one contributing. Although I'm no serviceman (hats off to eco for his services for this nation) what I can only say for myself is I received an undergraduate degree from CSUDH (California State University Dominguez Hills) receiving my bachelors degree in both Psychology (emphasis on Neuropsychology) and Philosophy (Yes I double majored and was able to graduate in 3 years!). I didn't learn true charity work until I pledged in Omega Psi Phi Mu Zeta Chapter a general info of my fraternity can be seen here: The Official Website of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Not only did we work in soup kitchens we also worked with other fraternities in helping out victims of hurricane katrina by some of us flying out there to help with the relief efforts. We are constantly working with the homeless and also donate to other reputable charities that assist people who are going through foreclosures. I've never been in the military but the way our fraternity is ran it might as well be paramilitary. With hardwork and a lot of research in undergraduate studies I applied, and was accepted into the Brain and Cognitive Science program at the University of Southern California where I'm currently pursuing doctoral studies. Although I've been in the program since 2009 and have received my masters, I'm continuing my schooling. Although it is tedious with me working full time it is tedious hard work.
Speaking of work I work at a hospital (which I will leave undisclosed for purposes of privacy) in L.A where I am a discharge planner, which is a job I am loving so far as I am assisting many social workers and Case Managers in patient placement in various facilities throughout L.A county. Although I'm not the main factor, my personal involvement with patient care allows me to get an idea of various patients conditions we call, psychosocial. I personally think in my life in doing this job I've made a difference in the lives of people, whether it's a smile, getting them a cup of water, or upon evaluating them, listen to their trials and how they've ended up being in patient. A lot of patients I see have degenerative brain diseases where they eventually die before they could be transferred to palliative care.
I've seen dead bodies, babies, GSW's (Gun Shot Wounds), hurt families, people in pain, people suffering from suicidal ideation you name it, I've seen it. Which is why a lot of times when I narrate a perspective of mine, I try to include some of my own personal experiences. What I've learned in working in the medical field is that when it comes to distress whether biological, emotional or psychological we human beings are all the same. I also think while working in the medical field, the smallest act of kindness goes a long way. Some people who may wait a year or two, have come back and thanked me for my assistance and I may not remember who they are as I see it as just me doing my job.
I've held the hand of a dying patient who was afraid to die alone because she felt her family didn't love her, second to losing my mother at age 19 the was one of the hardest things I had to do, but I surely believe on a microcosmic scale, we can make a small difference in the society we are in. Of course on a grand scale it is difficult but I believe if we are involved in helping with change I think the small actions we do can make a rippling effect on society.
Regarding the eating healthy part in the bold, as a person in the medical field I applaud you for your effort in staying fit and healthy however, from one human being to another, regardless whether you eat healthy at some point you will occupy a hospital bed. Someday you will need medical assistance which will drain the resources of the hospital. Your healthy lifestyle may make this less possible but eventually your human frailty will catch up and you will be one of the needy.
Last edited by Hypersonic; 10-02-13 at 02:11 AM.
Look at the corruption we have already, in the various governments around the world (and in the UN, for that matter, which is as close to "world government" as we've gotten so far.
Way I look at it, without the disagreements and such between governments, a world government would become the most corrupt government ever seen, given enough time.
Or something like that.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller