Why Giving Back Is The New Black
When leading a stressful, work-centric life, so focussed on pushing through the rat race, the concept of giving back can be forgotten all too easily. However, giving back is not only productive; it should be considered the cool thing to do! Here's why giving back is always in style.
1. Support the community
Life is not always about the individual. We are what our community makes us, so why not give back when members of your immediate environment are struggling. Donate to a food drive, volunteer at a homeless shelter, or get involved with a charity of your choice to give back!
2. Live for others
In a world so focussed on our personal needs, living for others can get lost in translation. However, it's so important to remember to treat others as you would like to be treated. Pay attention to the world around you, see who is in trouble, and lend a helping hand.
3. Give other people a shot
It's so easy to take for granted all the things we have in life. From jobs, houses, cars, family, friends, education; all those things so normal for us are unheard of for many others. Giving back gives underprivileged people a shot at achieving their hopes and dreams, or simply putting food on the table for their families.
4. Feel good about yourself
Funnily enough, giving actually feels better than receiving. As human beings, we're actually programmed to be selfless, because it makes us feel good about ourselves. Ever bought a homeless person a meal and a bottle of water? If you have, you'll remember how elated you felt afterwards. Why not feel that every day by giving back regularly, and in a big way?