Each one of us has different strength, different surroundings. Our priorities are also based on the need of our immediate surroundings. Think about what your locality/town/city needs the most, and then try to find out whether you could help make a difference. Talk to your youth club and community leaders. Get support from your friends and the local people (their parents). Does it sound fun? If it doesn’t, then stop complaining. Stop saying, “The government is sleeping…”
Each one of us has his/her own way of doing things and a set of special needs. Try to understand what you’re passionate about and then proceed with the painful task of thinking. Be realistic. A solution to any social problem that has existed for several years cannot be found immediately. Even if you think you’ve found a solution, it might take years to get into effect or produce a visible change. We have listed 10 ways you could transform your online zeal into offline activism: Part 1 and Part 2.
You could choose any one of these 10 ideas and get into action. There are many ways you could contribute. You could also create a group: http://www.jaagore.com/groups and post links of your activities and discussions on our Facebook page to inform and get more people to participate. It’s likely that you’ll get a lot of responses but please remember, there is no substitute to the offline work—the real work, if you like. If all your online enthusiasm doesn’t transform into the real world, congratulations! You’ve become just like those people who are enormously passionate about a social cause but have no real intention whatsoever to do the boring, hard work. “An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.”— Sydney J. Harris
Parimal Tripathi is a volunteer content writer for Jaagore. To learn and speak about issues on street children, environmental pollution, garbage disposal, corruption, volunteering, volunteer work, community services, NGOs, Anti Corruption in India, social and civic issues visit http://www.jaagore.com
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