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We sometimes think in terms of “us versus the world,” and perhaps we’re even encouraged to feel this way by the media and those in charge. This view, however, isn’t really true. We’re not a collection of individuals just going through life; we’re a society, and that means we can all lean on each other to various degrees. And if you don’t think that’s true…just step outside your door. Who paved the street in front of your house? It wasn’t you! Below, we take a look at a few ways that prove you don’t have to walk alone in society .

Improving Yourself

You can’t really improve your lot in life without improving yourself. There are systems in place that will allow you to survive, but to thrive? You need to walk that path yourself. The good news is that there are plenty of people around who will happily help you push yourself forward. If you don’t yet have the qualifications you need to get a well-paying job, then there are grants that’ll help you get them. If you have a job and want to progress, your HR department or manager should have advice on how to move forward. If you want to be better, you can, and with support!

The Circular Economy

If everybody always just took what they wanted and didn’t give a second thought about anyone else, the world would be a pretty dark place. But we see examples of the opposite all the time, even in the products that we own. While there are movements trying to encourage a more formal circular economy, there’s already a thriving informal circular economy taking place. If you’re tight on cash yet need something for your child, you can take a look at buy/trade/sell groups online, and get what you need at a fraction of the normal cost.

When Things Go Wrong

We all know that bad things happen in life. They’re unavoidable. But they would be so much worse if we had nowhere to turn when we were struck by hard times. Thankfully, we do. If we’re fired illegally, we can fight for our rights. If we’re in a car accident, there are ways to find out more about how we can get financial compensation. If we become ill, we can go to the doctor or even the emergency room – this is an option that many people did not have in past generations!

When Times Are Tough

And it’s not just when things go wrong in a practical way that there are other people to help, too. If we’re not feeling all that cheery, there are countless people who are willing to talk out our problems with us. It’s pretty awesome to live in a world where there are so many people who care about others!

Those are just a few examples of how you can get help from others. And of course, you shouldn’t just receive help – you should dole it out, too!

 

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