If there was something you could do, without it causing you pain or costing you too much time or money, that would help to make the world we live in a slightly better place, would you do it?
“Change the World for a Fiver” contains 50 simple ideas, all of them easy to implement in your everyday life, of how you can have a positive impact on your environment and the people around you. There’s nothing in the book that cannot be done by anyone, anywhere with any lifestyle or income, it costs a fiver to buy, only takes a few minutes to skim through and, unless you happen to be a modern day messiah, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something in it that you haven’t considered before. The book provides everything you need to immediately go about the actions it suggests, so you don’t have to worry about your enthusiasm dying down before you’re able to give them a try, and they’re significant enough that if you do you will find yourself thinking about both yourself and your surroundings in a different way.
Get involved; surprise yourself with how much you enjoy doing good things, being active in bringing about the changes that you’d like to see. You can’t “opt out” of the universe; it’s too big, too relentless and has a thousand dirty tricks to drag you back in whenever you start to slip away. All you can ever do is try to shape it a little, have a little input about what kind of place you’re stuck in, and keep an eye out for all the chances you get to decide in some way the direction that it takes. Whether you stand up for someone you care about when you see them being pushed around, take the time to listen to someone when they’ve got something to see, bother to flush the toilet after you’ve used it; every action and inaction has the potential to set off an endless chain of consequences, nothing is ever trivial. And the greatest gift you can give to the world is to live in it.