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What have you done to change the world today?

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by mileysubet
With people like you around it will continue to be a bad place...


Yep, people like me are around. Granted, we don't comprise any sort of majority, but we exist everywhere. The greater portion of society--which is to say, the generic, predictable, positivity addicted, sugar-coated sheeple who would rather die than risk having an original thought--will never inject their intellectual blandness into those of who choose to be individuals. I hope it makes you lose sleep at night. Your world will just never be perfect; will it.




posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by ThePublicEnemyNo1
reply to post by Skorpiogurl
 


2012 Elections

I posted the entire Bill of Rights and asked that everyone please familiarize themselves with it before we go vote next November and why it's so important. Political yeah I know, but it's also a reality check in the right direction IMO


This is a great thread


This is fabulous
I love this, thank you!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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Originally posted by unworldly

Originally posted by mileysubet
With people like you around it will continue to be a bad place...


Yep, people like me are around. Granted, we don't comprise any sort of majority, but we exist everywhere. The greater portion of society--which is to say, the generic, predictable, positivity addicted, sugar-coated sheeple who would rather die than risk having an original thought--will never inject their intellectual blandness into those of who choose to be individuals. I hope it makes you lose sleep at night. Your world will just never be perfect; will it.


Unworldly, why are you so angry? What can I do to help?



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
I try to give 3 complements to people every day. It may not do much, but it is good to see said person smile for a moment and it is even better if it lifts their self-esteem.


Awesome
it's the little things that count

Thank you!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
reply to post by Skorpiogurl
 


Dam that's nice of you....I however have not done anything that I can remember to save the world today, in fact the verdict is still up in the air on whether this world is in need of saving, or really if it is even worth saving.....No really the verdict literally is up in the air.


Oh wait! I did give some of my coworkers some of my sandwiches today, nothing big the dollar meal menu ones. My broke ass can't afford much else..
However that will not save the world, not by a long shot....But still it was a nice thing to do.

Save the world....Save the world.... Interesting, we shall see...Isn't that the judges job? You know the anunnaki . Lazy ass buggers somebody needs to blow a couple of them into the next thousand dimensions then maybe they will do there job.

But I agree with what mileslong54 said on page 1. The world does not need saving, it was here long before humans were around, and it will be here long after humans are gone....So really spaceship earth needs no saving at all, none whatsoever, the little critters on it though....That's another matter altogether.


Hey now I wouldn't mind getting a sandwich
lol
Again, I didn't say "Save the world". I said "Change" the world... try again

Thanks for the comment.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:52 AM
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Originally posted by greenCo
I have found that smiling to others can be the best gift
edit on 8-12-2011 by greenCo because: (no reason given)


I know right? Something so small yet it can make such a huge difference

Thank you!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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Originally posted by biggmoneyme
i saved a ton of money on my car insurance


By switching to Geico? Eh... I like Flo better than the Gekko



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:02 AM
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Originally posted by itscocobaby
reply to post by navy_vet_stg3
 


I don't agree..if I have some cash on me and believe me I see plenty of homeless people all around here..I give it.

I don't care what they do with it..buy cigarettes/booze/drugs doesn't matter..I gave it from my heart to help that person..I can not be concerned with how they chose to spend it. At the bank last Friday and homeless man yelled out to anyone who could hear him..can I wash your windows..would you like to buy these wash cloths 3 for a 1$

I waved at him and he came over to my car and I handed him the 4 bucks I had in my wallet..he showed me his wash cloths..I told him I'll take the Batman one, he said no you get all 3 for a dollar..I said "that's okay I don't need more" he insisted he wash my windows..which he did..he did a good job too and then want back to his spot and called out to other bank customers to check out his wares.

My friend by this time had come out of the bank and I told him about the man with the wash cloths..how he wanted to earn some money..he wasn't asking for a hand out..and it impressed me..he said " call him over"

So I waved to the man and he came to the car and my friend took 10.00$ from his wallet and handed it to him..he wanted to bring his shopping cart to the car so we could look through it..we said no worries we have to get going and left the bank. I waved good-buy to the homeless man, and we drove off..I don't know what he will do the 14.00$ he made from us.

I hope he eats something..I hope he got the pack of smokes he needed..in the end..I am thankful I have what I do have..and if I can help someone else from my heart..I met my goal. SNF Cheer Coco


Good story and thank you for helping

What is that saying... you can judge a nation by how they treat their animals and elderly? I think that should also include "homeless".



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:06 AM
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"Just the right things" you make it sound like it's nothing but it speaks volumes! You sound like a wonderful parent, more children should have parents that take the time and interest and have the patience that you do. It's so very important to teach our kids right from wrong. Thank you for changing their world in such a positive way.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:10 AM
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Originally posted by mileysubet

Originally posted by unworldly
reply to post by Skorpiogurl
 


The world is not worth saving. Humanity is a lost cause. The concept of a civilized society is laughable; there isn't one. I interact with the world around me as exceedingly little as possible. All of you can continue to destroy each other.



With people like you around it will continue to be a bad place...


Back on topic:

OP what you did was awesome.

I have taken a few in need persons (homeless) to breakfast before, I don't like to give money because I am never sure what they might do with it, but at least I know they get a good breakfast if i take them to eat instead. I have had some very interesting conversations with my breakfast company.


When you work around the homeless you really get to know them as individuals, not just people on the street begging for money. It's funny to me how a lot of people in the city where I work just breeze right by them, ignore them like they're not even there. Yet so many of those people are one paycheck away from being in the same exact place. Thank you for taking the time to care about those who are not as fortunate as you


My story doesn't matter... somewhere along the way it was mis-represented. I could really care less who knows what I do and I am not looking for any recognition. I truly don't care what people think of me. I am the only one who has to answer to me at the end of the day. I only shared a couple of "ideas", to get the ball rolling.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow

Originally posted by Skorpiogurl
I've read thread after thread of comments about how bad things are with the economy, environment and socially. How people wish things were different... So, other than complaining about it at an on-line forum I have to ask, what have you done to change the world today?

Doesn't have to be a big thing...

I'll start:

While going through the drive through today, I asked the woman at the window to charge me for whatever the guy behind me ordered. I don't know the guy and have no reason for doing this. No, a coffee (or whatever he ordered) is not a big deal. But maybe... just maybe it will make his morning better, which might make his day better, which might make him want to do something nice for someone else... Pay it forward.

What have you done?


This is *E*V*O*L*U*T*I*O*N* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BIG YES!


Yay

If we don't take care of each other... who will?
Thank you



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by daggyz
Nice thought. But how do you pay for the person behind you if you still have your credit card with you and it cant be reswiped. Just asking cause I'm not sure it could be done?

Your on the money though. Too much thinking about me, me, me ,and the horror of the world bla bla bla instead of going out and making someone happy today. I blasted one guy on here a week or two ago about going out and doing something to help someone else if he was unemployed, instead of whinging.

I doubt he did, but you have to try. Most here are such boring, heavy, dark, complaining, freasked out, paranoid weirdos it's almost spoils it as a humour site.

anyway, I didn't do much but make a whole office of hard working people crack up a bit with some funny comments when I visited briefly. If you can't do much that day - at least make them smile.
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because they already knew what he ordered while I was still at the window.

Anyway... yes, too many people are way too concerned with their own agenda these days. It's time to stop being selfish. My opinion anyway. Thanks for participating!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
I love your avatar, I love how kind you are, and I love this thread!! I try to do what I can to be good to people, and I think it’s important. I can’t always, but I try to smile at people. I try to be patient with people, and spread good thoughts. I also am compelled from time to time to do things like yourself, on a whim, without much thought. Awesome post, Thanks

This Quote is from my very first post here at ATS:





I never have any money to give. Once i was downtown waiting at a bus stop for a lonnng time. while i waited i was munchenn on a big bag of combos, and drinking a fresh pepsi. so, im standing there, and i notice the homeless guy, with a sign..need $4 food...So ..i walked over to him, and gave him half the bag. he acked confused, and shoved them into his pocket. Another time a friend and i were in a different part of the city waitng for the bus, under the little shelter.. It was extreamly cold, if i had to guess id say 5 degress. their were quite a few people in hudled up trying to stay out of the wind. Over walks a homeless man. He did'nt look good. his neck was all swelled out and he was'nt looking very healthy. his coat was next to nothing and tattered. then i noticed his feet. This poor guy was wearing shoes that were waaay too small for his feet. Like kids shoes His unsocked heels were red and black, and sticking way out of the shoe. we stood there for a long time. all of the other people caught their buses. So I had been thinking about it. I probably didnt have any money, and i wanted to help him. I was so just outraged over his feet. So I nonchalanly took off my shoes, and my socks. I remember really not wanting to part with the socks. It was soooo cold, and i happeded to love that particular pair of socks. But i said, F it. I have tons of socks…..so i walk over to him and say something like "here take.." and he inturups me and yells "I Dont want it, and don't try and ask me again!!" so i go "ok"..at that moment, our bus was pulling up. The frozen man was going to be all alone in the bus shelter. So as we're heading out i say to my friend real loud" Hey shan, i'm just gonna leave these socks right here on the bench, I dont want them" And we got on the bus. I tryed to look out the bus window to see if he took them, but i could'nt tell.


Great story! Thank you for being part of the positive forward motion!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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Originally posted by Ittabena
reply to post by Skorpiogurl
 


I work in a small town grocery store. Today, I had three customers who were a little short. They were regular customers - every day - and I let them go on the remainder. I put a few bucks in the cash register.

About two weeks ago I gave a guy some wood from my wood bin. He was at the store about to buy a "pack" of firewood for $5 and looking sad about it. Knowing that he had just started working at UPS for the holiday season and was waiting for his first check, I told him to go to my house and get some of my firewood, but not to rape me as I depended on it for heat. I swear to God within the next two hours a woman came in and told me I could drive up my hill to her property and clean off the dead wood she had.

A couple days later the same guy came to me and asked if he could do it again. I told him about the same thing as last time and sure enough later that same night another woman came in and told me that she was going to cut down several trees in about a month and I could have all of the wood I wanted. I got several people together and we are all going up to get wood together and split it between all of us.

This last weekend I helped the UPS guy pick up a truckload of wood that someone had given him. He didn't give me any wood back, but I didn't sweat it since he needed it. As soon as I agreed to do this for him a coworker told me to come by the same weekend, her husband had some Maple for me. He has some Alder for me as well this weekend.

Thinking about starting a wood bank in my little town. What do you think?


That's an excellent idea! We do something similar in my neighborhood. We all chip in cutting down, chipping the logs, hauling and storing. We all share and there is plenty to go around.
Karma is awesome isn't it?

Thank you!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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D&G, that was mean. Thanks but no thanks, I don't need anyone to stick up for me here.
The past is the past and it should be left there.
Forward motion please....



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:23 AM
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You and your wife are providing a wonderful service. Thank you!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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Ha ha, no coal in your stocking

I love animals and we are supposed to take care of them, so thank you!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by Skorpiogurl
Unworldly, why are you so angry? What can I do to help?


A better question is why did you send me a private message to voice your approval of what I've said, and yet, here publically, you're showing another side--the typical side that everyone expects to see.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Well, not sure if this qualifies, but what my wife and I already did, many years ago, is adopt of group of children from Latin America. I am happy to say that they are all grown now, and leading happy lives here in the US.
BTW, it was our honor to have done this. I just wish we had more money to have adopted many more, but as a fairly young couple, our funds were limited.
If everyone that could afford it,would adopt just one child from the third world, we could eliminate poverty, famine, and probably a lot of the wars that still go on today.
edit on 9-12-2011 by ProfEmeritus because: edited for typo



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by unworldly

Originally posted by Skorpiogurl
Unworldly, why are you so angry? What can I do to help?


A better question is why did you send me a private message to voice your approval of what I've said, and yet, here publically, you're showing another side--the typical side that everyone expects to see.


Well now you're no better than D&G.
My private message to you was no different than what I told D&G publicly a few minutes ago.
And anyway who are you to say what my "typcial" side is? lol
Why didn't you answer my private message?
Why are you so angry?
Why why why... whatever...




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