I used to feel powerless and depressed when I would hear about all of the problems going on in the world. I still do, but I’ve also been feeling inspired and hopeful, thanks to the fact that it’s so easy to create positive change these days. When I learn about a new problem in the world (usually by watching a documentary on Netflix or seeing a post on Facebook), I can immediately support the people and organizations who are working to come up with a solution by giving a small donation, signing a petition, spreading the word on social media or making a small change in my own life.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
Instead of feeling defeated by the world, we can empower ourselves by learning about important problems and then contributing to their solutions in our own way. We have power in numbers, and all of our actions can add up to big changes!
If you’ve been feeling powerless in the face of all the bad news we’re bombarded with, try watching some of these amazing documentaries – they’ll shock, educate and inspire you to start changing the world in your own way :)
Let me know what you think of these docs and how you’re changing the world in your own way. Please share more movie suggestions, too!