Can you make the world a better place?

Its just a simple question but you cannot give a straight answer to that so easily!

Well, I attended an event that made me see the world in a different light and I thought to share my experience here.

The speaker (name forgotten), simply told us that he was gonna show us the world and we all leaned closer to "see the world".
I Instead of "showing" us he told us to tell him when last we let our heart decide? I began to wonder if we were shooting Aladdin's movie cause that was his line!

After a few people gave instances of when they allowed their heart decide, he gave us a snippet.

I can't really remember his words so I had to go to the box of knowledge (Google) and typed the words I remembered and the full snippet came up!
I had to rephrase it to look just like his own.
It read:

"Joseph's Dad looked at him and he saw a good son.

His ten brothers on the other hand looked at him and saw a useless dreamer.

The travelers looked at him and saw a slave who is worth a handsome amount.

Potiphar looked at him and saw someone who would make a fine servant.

Potiphar's wife looked at him and saw someone who could warm her bed in Potiphar's absence.

The prison officers simply looked at him and saw a prisoner.

But they were all wrong because God looked at him and saw something different!
He saw a prime minister of Egypt who would be of great help to his people."

At this point the room was so quiet; we all knew where he was going.

He continued by saying "if we see people in a good light different from the way they appear then we are working towards making the world a better place"

I must confess that statement never left my head since then!
If you keep saying the world would never get better and sit down blaming others about the condition we are in now then you have a long way to go. But when you start working on the person you see in the mirror then you have achieved a lot and the world will know you are here.
After working on yourself you can start spreading the love.

And here is how you can do that (I do most of these and I am really enjoying it):

1. Never under-rate the person next to you:
When I look at our ex President (GEJ) and his wife I learn not to underestimate anyone. If people knew they would be among the ruling people in Nigeria when they grow up, they would have treated them like kings. But no one knew that and that was why they "wore slippers to school" and had to "struggle to get a degree". There are many other people like that and if only we could smile and encourage them, then we are building a healthy world.

2. Don't be discouraged by what people see in you:
I know the feeling you get when people look at you and take you as nothing. But that doesn't mean you should be discouraged. It simply means you should double up. Be encouraged with what you see in yourself (positive things). If you stop sulking at how people regard you and start building yourself to shake the world, then you will surely make history the world would always remember.

3. Lastly, don't destroy the bridge when you cross it:
A lot of people are fond of doing this and its not cool. When they succeed in doing something; they destroy all evidence and make sure no one tries it.
They will not let others succeed and that's why they keep falling into different problems.
Be open, share your knowledge with people who crave for it without asking for anything in return.
Give to people who have less and watch as their smile light up the world. Your simple act can go a long way in making the world know peace so keep showing you care and let others see the beauty of the world through you.

So from the above can you now answer if you can make the world a better place? For me, I know I can because doing little things in big ways is all that matter.

Tell me what you think.


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