The world can be a rough place. If you need proof, just open up your window and scream out into the sky like everyone else should be doing, all the time, all day long. Fortunately, not everyone is doing that, because there's amazing, hardworking people out on the frontlines every day doing everything they can to keep that screaming away from us. Big to small, every little but helps the world become just that much better.


Reddit user, u/JustAnotherPyroMain, wanted to hear how you do your part when they asked:

What's a little thing you do to make the world a better place?

Start With The Smallest Thing You Can: You're Time

Giphy

Recognize and thank a person for their help/efforts, no matter how small a task may seem

Sweaters_Everywhere

I found this really helpful as a bar manager at festivals! When you have crazy 14 hour shifts just telling people hey man, thanks for restocking the fridge, really goes a looooooong way 💜

alexxx1975

That's Called "Zoning Your Area." Where All My Retail People At??

When I remove an item from a grocery store shelf, I move the same item forward to replace it. Esp top shelf items

MYSILLYGOOSE

Short people like me appreciate you!!

catastrophized

Please And Thank-You

Use manners. Sounds inconsequential but after working hospitality/retail the amount of people that don't use them is terrible.

Modest_Gaslight

Use Less, Make Less

Take care of my things. We didn't have much while growing up and my mother always believed in quality. She would buy things she knew we would use a lot. I have the same pencil case from 6th grade, I'm in grad school now. I have linen bedsheets, water bottles, fountain pens, mugs, and even some clothes that I've used for over 10 years.

This helps me consume less, inturn creating less waste. I feel like we should strive to reduce, before reusing and recycling.

flappytabbycats

It blows my mind how some people go through so much crap because they see it as disposable or it's "out of fashion".

I've had the same backpack since 2007, the same duffel bag since 2004, and the same laundry hamper basket since 2000. I also use the hamper laundry basket to put my groceries in when I go to the store so I'm not using bags, either.

I'm also in grad school and I've got ten + year old binders and the same ruler I've had since middle school.

My dad hammered it into me that you take care of your stuff. It was annoying when I was younger but once I started paying for all my own stuff I was so glad he was like that

theknightmanager

Take Care Of The People Taking Care Of You

Giphy

I always make sure to be overly polite to people serving me, [whether] in a restaurant or a shop and I always tell them to have a good day when I leave. Having worked in retail I know a simple how are you, thank you or a have a nice day can mean a lot, especially on a bad shift. I was raised to have good manners and I'll be damned if I don't flex them at any opportunity I have. It always surprises/saddens me that other people can't be the same way.

Kylo_Jen

We Like To Feel Pretty, Too

Compliment people. I saw on here that men don't get many compliments so I try to do it in as un-flirty a way as possible so it doesn't get awkward - simple stuff like "Cool shirt".

ln546

I had a friend who did this, and was talking talking one time about him, like "He's such a nice person! I wish I was like that" and then realized that it was 100% possible for me to be. I now try to do it as often as possible—I'm not great at it yet, but people's reactions/smiles make it worth it!

Basically, people like you inspire people like me to become better people. It's a beautiful world, isn't it?

Elinthind

You Magnificent Hero

When someone gets cut off repeatedly in conversation I make an effort to make eye contact with them and say "Go ahead... I'm listening..." or something along those lines.

Groovyjackrackham

As someone who is constantly interrupted when speaking by her closest family members... I appreciate you. There's not many people who even consider this as an option. Not being listened to sucks.

Haegl_

It All Adds Up In The End

I pick up a few pieces of trash each time I walk my dog. It's a very tiny thing but I like to think it adds up!

ohnomybone

I often hike ski mountains and you wouldn't believe how many beer cans, sunglasses, nip bottles, junk etc that you find under chairlifts. It's all over the mountain but I usually hike under the chairlift to collect. Makes me feel good.

Nature is beautiful and precious and people are dicks to it

the_village_bicycle

Silver Magic Left Behind

I leave spare quarters in gumball machines. I like to think it makes somebody happy every once in a while.

MasculineMonkeyMan

Making magic happen for kid's everywhere!

riskeverything

You Walking Hero From Above

Giphy

I do my best to keep bread and toast crumbs out of the butter container.

paytonsglove

Truly the kindest of all of us

JustAnotherPyroMain

Do you have something to confess to George? Text "Secrets" or "🤐" to +1 (310) 299-9390 to talk him about it.

People Describe The Absolute Laziest Things They've Ever Done
Photo by Zhang Kenny on Unsplash

Are we being lazy or is it self-care?

That is what you should ask yourself first, before you judge.

Life is an arduous journey and a constant energy suck.

It was inevitable we'd find shortcuts to get by.

It's all about survival.

Redditor Batman_In_Peacetime wanted to hear about the times we just didn't care enough to try harder. They asked:

"What is a lazy thing you began doing when you realised you can live with it?"
Keep reading... Show less

Be it on a blind date, at a party where you don't know anyone, or sitting next to someone on an airplane, starting a conversation with a total stranger is difficult.

As much as we'd all like to be friendly, far too often we find ourselves at a loss for words.

It doesn't help that we generally have no idea of what these people's various interests are, making it anyone's guess how they'll respond.

But some have this problem solved, finding a go-to topic which is always guaranteed to get a response, no matter who you're talking to.

Redditor Blugged_Bunny was curious to hear what people thought was the best way to begin a conversation with strangers, leading them to ask:

"What is your go-to 'small talk' topic with strangers?"
Keep reading... Show less
People Explain Which Things Are Stupidly Overpriced
Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash

Quality comes with price. That's a fact you can't escape. If you hire someone to fix your home, and want them to do the best job, you're going to have to pay above average prices. That's fine. Pay the people what they're worth for the great job they did. However, we live in a world where everyone is looking for their payout, even if what they've given you is less than ideal.

Don't overpay for any of these.

Keep reading... Show less
People Divulge The Opinion That Is The Smallest Hill They're Willing To Die On
Photo by Sung Jin Cho on Unsplash

Not everyone is going to believe what you believe. Our own experiences and values add up to make us who we are. Without them, we'd all be the same amorphous blob of consciousness covering the planet in bland beliefs. You hold something in high regard, and that might mean someone else disagrees with you.

Hold your ground, and be ready to die on that hill, kind of like these people.

Keep reading... Show less