It can be such a strange feeling for people when they come across something that so greatly benefits them and yet they see that same thing condemned in the media. The extremely frustrating part is that often false facts are displayed which makes the public suspect that the government has its own interests in mind. For example, studies have shown that giving out speeding fines doesn’t actually stop people from speeding and that a rewards system would be much more beneficial, however, that wouldn’t make the government money.
While this may seem a little farfetched to some, there are all sorts of things that are still illegal to this day (or at the very least are heavily regulated) which seems quite bizarre. Especially since this is not the case in other countries. For instance, it was still illegal to be gay in Tasmania up until 1997. While not all issues are as big as this particular one, there are some that still affect people’s lives and so here is how to make positive changes in your community and to change certain government policies.
You can make positive changes in your community and change certain government policies by spreading awareness
One of the first things that people can do when they are trying to make a societal shift is to spread awareness. For instance, someone who vapes on a regular basis is able to share their positive experience on their social media accounts to help people see that it is not all bad. This can be extremely helpful as many people out there are not aware of the fact that people are able to enjoy e-cigarettes and the juices that come along with this without nicotine.
Another example of this is when certain supplements are banned in Australia such as Kava. This is because it is known to negatively affect the liver, however, the science around this is not clear cut and this may only be the case if it is taken in high dosages. Furthermore, it is important that people are able to weigh up the pros and cons as there are many benefits that can be enjoyed when taking a certain supplement and often there are less side effects than medication. So to help people get their brains ticking, it is a great idea to help spread awareness about certain topics.
You can make positive changes in your community and encourage the change of government policies by starting an online petition
When people are feeling frustrated because they don’t know what steps they can take in order to make a difference, it can be pleasing to know that there are some steps that people can take. In addition to spreading awareness, people are able to start an online petition with the goal in mind to make those in charge notice. There are great websites out there such as change.org where people can start a petition and people all over the world are able to sign it.
The great thing about this is that people can start a petition in regards to any kind of issue ranging from deportation, to asylum seekers, to decriminalising marijuana, as well as just so much more. Even if people do not want to start their own petition, they are able to open an account on this site and can go about signing the ones that they do stand behind. While this may seem like something small, it all helps contribute to making a better and happier world overall.