People want to do big things that make big impacts on the world. Or, at least I would say most people want to leave their mark on the planet. However, sometimes it is the little pea that is more noticeable than the so-called elephant in the room.
This is the reality when you are dealing with such big statistics as 7.8 billion people. Everyone doing a little bit gets multiplied 7.8 billion times. And even if you only took 1/100 of all of the Earth’s population, that is still gets multiplied by 78 million.
This is why even doing something little is a lot if you can get a lot of people to do it. And this is how we should try and make the world a little better. By slowly changing hearts and minds a little step at a time.
It’s like if you wanna get your Playcroco no deposit bonus codes. Do you try to get all of them in one go, or do you divide it up? Tackle one challenge at a time, feel good about that victory and move on to the next challenge.
Just like everything in life, we need to take it in steps. Humans are so incredibly small in comparison to the whole big universe, yet we like to think and act very big. Sometimes this is a good thing. It pushes people to drive forward.
Other times, it can be to our detriment. We can try and tackle too much at once or set our sights a bit too high. It’s important to set goals for ourselves that actually cause change, but we must not forget that those goals should be accomplishable.
Turn off the Tap
The importance of saving water is lost on a lot of people. To many, this incredibly important resource is something that comes in endless supply when you turn on the tap. Yet, they don’t realize just how precious that water is.
There is an abundance of water on planet Earth. So much so that there is far more ocean on the surface of the planet than there is dry land. You could travel for days in a straight line on the ocean and never see land.
Sure, you could do the same in a desert or something, but I would argue it would be a lot harder to travel for days, or months, on land and not see any form of natural water than it would be to do the opposite on the ocean.
Yet, at the same time, this resource is very limited. We humans can only drink fresh water. Most of the earth’s water is saline (salty), and therefore undrinkable, and essentially unusable.
Saltwater corrodes pipes, salt can build up on the edge of the water as it dries and the salt crystallizes, along with a whole bunch of other problems. Needless to say, we need fresh water to live.
However, as we use more and more freshwater, that water most likely ends up in the ocean eventually. Especially if you live near the coast. This means the water becomes salty and must be desalinated before it can be used.
In many places, this happens naturally through the rain cycle, but in a lot of other places, it doesn’t. This means it must be desalinated artificially. However, the expensive and tedious process of desalination has its problems.
All of this is to say that water is not free. A lot of time, resources, manpower, and money go into trying to get water where it is needed. Because of this, it is important to not waste water when it is unnecessary.
One thing you can do is turn off the tap when not using the water while brushing your teeth or washing your hands. It might be a little water, but it adds up over the weeks, months, and years.
Something that will save a bit more is doing the same in the shower. Turn off the shower if you do not need to rinse yourself at that moment. For instance, if you are shampooing your hair, you probably don’t need to leave the shower on and can save some water that way.
You could then do the same every time you are applying soap etc so as to save the water you aren’t really using. It might be a little strange at first, but you get used to it quickly. And the liters certainly add up over time.
Ditch The Plastic Bottle
When I talk about a plastic bottle, I am talking about the “disposable” plastic water bottles you can buy at grocery stores around the world.
“Disposable” plastic water bottles are a huge problem in the environment. They make up a large percentage of plastics that are thrown away and end up in the environment. Not to mention the pollution caused by making the bottles and filling them at some big factories.
So, something everyone can do to make the environment just a little cleaner is to switch to a reusable water bottle. Not only will you save plastic waste, but you also save money! Especially if you live in a wealthy nation where you can drink the tap water straight.
Now, this is a lot harder for the places where the freshwater isn’t drinkable, but even if just the people in places that could drink their water switched over, it would make some impact.
Greet Everyone With A Smile
I have been speaking a lot about how you can make the world better from an environmental standpoint. However, there is something that can have a more noticeable impact on the average person’s life.
That is simply greeting everyone with kindness and a smile. People notice when you are in a good mood and will tend to act nice to you if you are kind to them. The same is true for the opposite. If you are grouchy, well, a bad mood spreads as they say.
Something tells me you remember the times an office worker was particularly nice to you. Or when the waiter or waitress was very happy and seemed like they were glad to help you. Kindness is appreciated by all.
Yet, if we look a little deeper, what is the reason you remember that so-and-so was nice to you? Something tells me it was because you didn’t expect them to be, not necessarily just because you enjoyed them being nice to you.
Our friends are nice to us, our family is nice to us, there are a lot of people who are nice to us. But that nicety is lost because it is normal. When being nice becomes abnormal, then you remember it as being something special, and not being a basic requirement.
So, go out there and walk with a smile on your face. Show people when you are happy, and try and spread a little kindness. It could go a lot further than you think. Acts of kindness have a way of being passed on, even if not immediately.