Ways to Educate and Wake People Up
It is always important to help educate our fellow human beings as the school system doesn't seem to be doing a very good job at it. Here is a list of some ways you can help to move humanity forward one small step at a time.
Wear clothing with a message on it
This is a good way to at least let people see a new way to look at things. You never know when a certain message might finally make things click and push somebody to a new way of life. This can also act as a bonus at finding new people who are interested in similar areas as well.
Start a blog
You can create a free blog on Wordpress or Blogspot. The more unique information out there the better. Everyone has a perspective that is a bit different than others and these perspectives can shed light on topics in new ways for people. Also, people will search on search engines for the words that you use in your post and you can reach people who have been looking for what you wrote.
Be an example
Being a good example is always an excellent way to persuade somebody to your way of thinking. People usually follow leaders because leaders possess qualities that they themselves admire. Be the change that you want to see and others will follow suit. If your example is one of peace, prosperity, integrity and ethics and they can see directly how this affects your life for the positive perhaps others will slowly follow your ways as well.
Things take time and people grow slowly. You can't expect somebody to turn to your way of thinking overnight. After all, how long has it taken you to reach the level that you are currently at? And how much longer will it take you to reach the level that you strive to achieve?
Timing is important
Make sure that you are not intruding on their time. Don't force them to listen and when they are ready to leave allow them to do so freely. There is nothing more frustrating than the feeling of being trapped in a conversation you want nothing to do with.
Frame your content around their personality
If you're talking to somebody who likes facts give them facts. If you're talking to somebody who is more emotional be soft with them and show them love. If you're talking to a Christian use their lingo, if you're talking to a Mormon, use theirs. Most Christians I know do not like the terms "consciousness" or "New Age" so why use it around them? Why not use terms like "spirit" and "2nd coming"? Each person has their own filter for how they take in and process information. Try your best to frame the context of your content in a package that resonates with them.
Listen to them
Don't think that you are completely right and have the whole truth. You can learn just as much, if not more, by listening to their side as well. A good discussion will have both parties exchanging their views while considering the other party's views. How can you expect somebody to listen to what you have to say if you won't listen to what they have to say? Furthermore, don't be afraid to admit that you are wrong. A lot of these subjects are very hard to find documentation and concise information on and can leave you wide open to be wrong. That's okay, we all make mistakes, acknowledge it and move on.
Everyone has their own unique abilities and resources for contributing towards education. For instance, I know how to build websites so I built this website. You may be involved in a media field, you may have access to printing, you may know an athlete or celebrity, you may be an insider who has unique information to share. We all have strengths that make us useful in our own little way. Find a way you can contribute and do it.
Be sure to always sharpen your saw and continue your own personal journey towards truth and love. There is always so much more to learn ourselves and so many areas of growth we can all educate ourselves on.
Build up a network around you
We all know that there is strength in numbers. The more people you can build up around you with a similar viewpoint the stronger your cause may be.Filed under: Misc
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