What you can do
There are many things that you can do to make the world a better place; some require big sacrifices, some very small sacrifices, and some no sacrifice at all. The choices are yours. I have set out some suggestions below, trying to list the most important ones first.
- Be personally successful
- I meet many young people whose main goal is to work for a charity or an NGO. They underestimate how personal success enables you to do more good for others.
- Choose words that unite people
- Every day, we influence others when we speak with them. The words we choose to use can divide us from other people, or bring us together. I give some specific examples.
- Join a political party
- This will cost less than £40 per year, but will dramatically increase your political impact. The amount of time you spend is up to you, but even if you spend almost no time on party activities, you can still make a difference as I explain on the linked page.
- Write to the media and politicians
- In Britain, we have the right to free speech, and should make our voice heard. I have explained why we should write letters and website comments, and set out how to maximise your effectiveness.
- An illustrative political complaint letter
- I have written to the Superintendent of West Point objecting to a proposed speaker. The email is reproduced with an explanation of my thought process.
Each of us changes the world every day. We can choose to make it a better place.