17 Of The Easiest Ways You Can Make A Legitimately Positive Difference In The World

#17 might just be the easiest and the most important.

Listen, there's lots of terrible things happening every day we can't do much about. But there are so many ways each and every one of us can make a positive impact — and many of those ways are pretty simple. 

Every day at A Plus, we highlight stories of people doing their part to make their communities better. Whether it's a group of creative little girls who find a way to show the importance of powerful role models, or a teen who launched a campaign to install free sunscreen detectors at local pools, or a woman who created an artificial pancreas to help people struggling with Type 1 diabetes, we hope these stories help make you feel good and inspire you to do good in your own community. 


Of course, there are plenty of things you can do each day that don't make headlines, but can make a positive impact. Recently, one Reddit user asked the community to share "some of the easiest ways to make a legitimate difference in the world, for the better." 

Below you'll find some of our favorite responses. 

1. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

2. Have patience, especially with people in the service industry.

3. Become a mentor.

4. Leave a place cleaner than you found it.

5. Donate blood.

6. Recycle.

7. Volunteer in your community.

8. Eat less meat.

9. Become an organ donor.

10. Plant flowers.

11. Don't litter.

12. Teach people how to solve problems you've figured out.

13. If you're going to become a pet owner, adopt instead of buying.

14. Pay close attention to the ones you love.

15. Give compliments.

16. Develop good habits.

17. Be nice to people. You never know what they're going through.

Cover image via Unsplash 


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