Practical Ways to Improve Society and Lead More Fulfilling Lives
There’s no doubt our current society is facing a variety of challenges: racism, a wanting criminal justice system, poverty, unemployment, drugs, crime, and corruption. While citizens in the United States crave change toward a better nation, only a few are willing to do what it takes to bring about the reforms that will improve the lives of over 400 million citizens. Imagine your children and grandchildren facing the same challenges in the future, because you didn’t take action when you had the chance.
Change is a process of patience. It requires a consistent pursuit of practical ways to improve our society. Already, things have begun transforming. People like Robert Reich and Thomas Piketty, have raised awareness about economic inequality in America. Social media is saturated with information about the gaping disparities in health, criminal justice, and other areas of concern within our society.
So, how can you turn information into action? What actions can you take to change our society and avoid a future where your children and grandchildren experience more of the same issues? Here we provide practical ways to secure a better future for your legacy, without sacrificing your present desires. So, what can you do?
1. Know and Understand the Issues
All people experience issues, regardless of race, religion, economic status, sex, or other classification. However, the impact isn’t equal among different groups of people. As we consider some of the key themes for The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2020, the central question to consider is, “what can citizens do to improve the health of society for all people?” While governments have a role in this, focusing on the individual is most critical, because governments consist of citizens.
As you think about issues, consider the World Happiness Report 2020, which identifies six key variables that explain the sources of happiness within a society. Consider the United States Constitution which provides clues for key themes guiding the discussion about the quality of life in America.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Let’s be clear; there is no prosperity without problems. What matters is how we approach our problems. Problems plague all areas of our society. Therefore, citizens working for the government may view problems differently from other citizens. This is why we consider issues from both perspectives. However, there are multiple layers of government, and here we’re only considering government issues at the national level. But, as you explore the actions you can take to improve society and lead a more fulfilling life, think about the issues you face in your local community. Those are the issues that must consistently be elevated to your local government until a change occurs.