I was listening to a podcast the other day in which a science journalist named John Horgan was walking around Hoboken, New Jersey asking people one simple question:
“Will humans ever stop fighting wars once and for all?”
More than 9 out of 10 replied no. The reasons stated for their answer all revolve around human nature. This brought up the question of change. Can we as a human race change our ideas about war and transform them into peace?
I am hopeful that the answer is yes. So now the question to ask becomes: HOW can we change?
Happier people make more positive decisions. Happier people interact more with each other and through this interaction a snowball effect can occur. Through small steps, we can begin to understand other cultures, different upbringings, and the beauty of diversity that shapes the world. We can embrace other people rather than ignoring them.
I take on this challenge to start taking small steps towards changing the moral of people and I invite you to do the same. One day in the next week, when you find yourself in public, start giving out high fives. It is very hard to walk away from a high five without smiling. If you need some motivation, check out my video:
If you have any high five tips or Colleenification suggestions, email me!