How to Change the World

It is normal to feel helpless and depressed towards situations you cannot personally control no matter how affected you are by them. It is normal to feel overwhelmed by all the wars and conflicts happening all over the world.  It is normal to wish for more power and wealth so you can somehow contribute in changing the ugliness plaguing the human condition: poverty, hunger, disease, and so on. Feeling small and powerless when facing big humanitarian issues or monstrous conspiracies is absolutely normal. However, having ridiculous wealth and power have proven to be ineffective when trying to change society for the better. In the past hundred years, super wealthy philanthropists have contributed huge sums of money trying to save people and re-build communities, yet overall nothing has changed. So it is not money or power that will save the world. The change must happen psychologically, gradually, using reason.

For example, you can cross the world to visit a poverty-stricken village with the best intentions at heart. You can be heavily loaded with money, food, and clothing collected from your savings and all your good friends. Yet, you will be confronted with resistance. As you pass out food, you will notice there are thugs and bullies that will hoard what you give them and others. And just because you come with ample resources, dark minds will make you a target to get as much out of you as possible. If you should encounter humanitarian organizations that are supposedly there for the same reasons you are, they can be very territorial and will create problems for you just so you don't see that they aren't really doing what they say they are doing to continue fooling people into giving them unlimited funding.

Celebrities like Madonna have collected millions from their friends to help re-build communities in Mali. Yet as soon as Madonna leaves the country with her entourage, the millions of dollars she gave to create schools and hospitals...go towards buying luxury cars, fancy suits, and weapons.

To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Don't only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world. The language of the heart is mankind's main common language. – Suzy Kassem