How do our actions affect other people? Sometimes, we know immediately. Sometimes, we never know. The fact is that everything we do, be it big or small, affects someone. This thought can be scary, but it can help us to be more careful with our decisions or choices. If your actions impact the world, you need to learn how to use that power in the best way. Want to know how? Then read this text to the end.
Today’s text will be divided into the following topics:
- The power of choices
- The responsibility of your actions
- Controlling everyday situations
- Every action has a consequence
- When it’s not your responsibility
- The impact of good deeds in the world
- Questions that can help you see how your actions impact the world
- Impact the world in the best way!
The power of choices
Today there is an attitude in many people that makes choices with little or no regard for others. It is not selfish; more self-centeredness through ignorance and lack of empathy. The culture obsessed with individualism encourages people to think only of themselves when it comes to decisions and are not concerned with the impact on other people. However, lives are intertwined in millions of different ways, and there is no escaping the influence we have on others.
The responsibility of your actions
There is a series called 13 Reasons Why that was very successful when it was released. The story revolves around a teenage girl who commits suicide and leaves 13 audio tapes telling the 13 whys that led her to commit suicide. The interesting thing is that some of these reasons did not mean anything to the people who practiced the action, but for the teenager it was one of the deciding factors for suicide. That is, sometimes actions that to us seem stupid, to someone can be the last straw. Or even the opposite, some gesture of care, affection or attention can transform someone’s day without you realizing it.
Controlling everyday situations
Nobody knows exactly what the other person is going through, so that’s why we need to treat each human being with kindness. I know what it’s like to feel like the whole world is your enemy simply because of the actions of others. So I decided to be the person who can prove to someone that life is worth living. Prove that there is still goodness in a world that can seem so cruel. I try to live my life without hating, making other people’s feelings a priority because I never know when my actions can change someone’s life, positively or negatively.
Every action has a consequence
Every action you take has a consequence can hurt or heal someone directly or indirectly. After my experience of being hurt, I chose to heal and continue to be a person who heals others. Of course, I’m far from perfect, but I struggle through my speech and daily actions. A small act of kindness, such as a smile or a word of encouragement, can make all the difference in a person’s life.
There is a phrase that says: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”. Therefore, even an action as simple as doing nothing has an impact, because everyone who stands with their arms crossed and observes a provocation of intimidation allows the victim to be more damaged.
When it’s not your responsibility
Ok, we already said here that your actions impact the world, but in some cases, the impact can be negative, without your responsibility. You must be asking yourself: how so? You make your decisions and put some decisions into practice and that can make others jealous. It could be anything, something you did that resulted in a job, something you bought, or just being happy. There are people who live surrounded by negative feelings and whatever you do, it will arouse the feeling of envy.
In these cases, you cannot do anything. You are not responsible for what someone feels, for the immaturity or for the negative feeling that is aroused in those people. I know it is irritating to know that our joys, our achievements affect someone in this way, but we have to try to deal with this situation in the best possible way. One piece of advice I give for dealing with this type of person: stay exposed to them as little time as possible. It will be better for your mental health.
The impact of good deeds in the world
Good deeds are very powerful and impactful, in addition to bringing numerous benefits, both for those who perform and those who receive. There are many benefits to doing these actions. Some of these benefits may be very obvious to you, while others, you don’t even know. See how good deeds can impact you and the world.
How it affects others
When you do a good deed, you are naturally helping someone. When you give food to a homeless person, for example, you are not just killing their hunger. In addition to getting food, he also received the message that it is important and worth helping. This good action warms your heart and also fills your stomach.
How it affects you
In addition to helping someone, doing a good deed warms your own heart and makes you feel good. When focusing on someone other than yourself, remember that you are not the only one in the world who has problems. In fact, it is possible that there are many people out there whose problems are much worse than yours.
Being aware of how your actions affect others will help you make wiser decisions, become more sympathetic to others, increase positivity in your relationships and increase your self-confidence . Awareness of how your actions impact the world will create a climate of happiness and guide you to live a more enjoyable lifestyle.
Questions that can help you see how your actions impact the world
How do you see your actions?
Before thinking about how your actions affect the world, consider how you see the actions you take. What are your true intentions when doing something? Why did you choose to make that decision and are you happy with it?
How do your actions influence others?
Think about the people in your life and the relationships you have. You can see a pattern between how you choose to treat others and the relationships you have. Do you struggle to have a positive relationship with your family?
Do you realize the power of your actions?
You may be in a position where you are underestimating the power of the choices you make. You have the power to make someone happy, sad, inspired or depressed. Reflect on the true power of your actions.
What are your alternatives?
It is easy for people to make a decision and feel that it is the right thing to do, without considering the other options. What first comes to mind usually seems to be the right action to take, although it is often not. See all the options and choose the best one.
How can I be a better observer?
Understanding how your actions influence the world around you involves developing your skills as an observer. You have to learn to hear and see things from a different perspective. It is very important to pay attention to how people respond to the things you say or do.
Impact the world in the best way
Always remember how your actions impact the world, so make sure your actions have the best possible repercussions. Take responsibility for what you say or do and remember that you can make a difference in someone’s life.
Life is full of opportunities to be a positive influence on others, or a negative influence on others. We have a choice. And what we do or don’t do can be the difference in leaving someone on top or pushing them into the abyss.
We all have the opportunity to affect others in a profound way. Everyday. What are you doing today that is positively affecting others? What can you do to be a light to someone else?