It’s just a vote. It’s just a plastic bottle. It’s just 5 minutes late. and the list goes on and on. Small things, isn’t it? No one is really paying attention to it, so why should I? And that’s where the problem lies. Many of us didn’t realise that small habits are taking up a huge portion of our life. Imagine you do an action once a day. In a year, you have done it 365 times and believe me or not, it will feels like a reflexes even though it’s not. It will be really hard to change if you’re just gonna postpone it. Days become weeks, weeks become months, months become years and suddenly it’s over. A single raindrop won’t do anything, but a bunch of raindrop could fill an empty lake or flood a city.
Start by a simple positive habit such as saying thank you to people that helped you although it’s their job to help you (re: cashier, retailer, office boy, etc). Reuse a plastic or a paper bag when in groceries. Be on time. Not littering. Use a positive word but not a lie. Start it slowly and eventually you’ll end up running. You may not believe us and it’s fine but one thing for sure that you are master of yourself and do not blindly believed what others told you.
If our life were a movie, it would be easier to have an enemy who try to eradicate humanity, but we do not have one. We are a part of the problem and solution at the same time. It’s not always about global warming, it’s about humanity. For how long that humanity could be survive until we end our own species.
Just like Lao Tzu said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” It may be a small changes and a small step, but who knows how it will affect our surrounding.