[HE 30 Day Challenge] October 2015: Make The World Better!

Jon Brooks (@JonBrooks) 6 years, 3 months ago
‘If you’re not making someone else’s life better, you’re wasting your time’ – Will Smith
Hello HEthens,
Welcome to the site wide “world improvement challenge”.
The science behind this is simple: when you spend $20 on yourself, you might feel good for a few minutes to an hour (depending on what you spent the money on). But when you spend $20 on somebody else, you feel good ALL day (regardless of how you spent it for them), and by some accounts for up to 2 weeks after you do it.
You can learn more about it here in this video.
Being charitable is one of the most selfish things you can do. It makes you happy. ;)
Rules
– You do NOT have to give money to charity (but you absolutely can).
– Every day do something nice for somebody else that you wouldn’t otherwise have done (make the world better).
– Bonus points if your act of kindness was pre-planned (everybody can be spontaneously nice).
– In the comments below post the kindest thing you have already done, or that you plan to do.
– Bonus points for reporting how you feel after doing an act of Kindness.
Stay tuned for some future announcements about what HE is going to be doing to make the world a better place (you’ll get free stuff).
<3 HE Team
October 1, 2015 at 2:14 pm
Anonymous (1) (@) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I do all these things on a daily basis without putting really any thought into it.

Why do you need to ‘Challenge!’ yourselves to accomplishing this?

Are your readers so self-involved that they need to be challenged to being Humans?

The He Team confuses me sometimes, sometimes this site loses its meaning on me.

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Peter (116) (@Gismo) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Could you Be anymore smug? (in the classic Chandler-tone-of-voice, to instil some humor ;-) )

Just because You succeed at ‘being human’, I think the state of the world and just objective perception of people going about their rushed lives is proof enough, that a simple reminder/challenge to focus on these kinds of actions is never repeated enough – to promote empathy, kindness and consideration for others than yourself does not remove the meaning of HE, it’s in the very nature of HE.. 

How ’bout using your ‘human ability’ to support the promotion of the actions you so clearly perform instead of belittling it ?

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Anonymous (1) (@) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

And Chandler is a reference to what?

I apologise, I did not realise that the kinds of people who take in this website, are the types who need such simple reminders and/or challenges. So we must promote what we inherently should be: beings who do unto others…

Here’s my ‘human ability’ patting you, Peter, on the back for being so swell at not almost forgetting to be empathetic, kind and considerate of others.

To me this simply feels like an attempt to generate free content and to liven-up traffic by teasing people in to “extending” themselves into being actually pleasant beings for sake of then announcing: “well guess what “I” did, you guys”.

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Peter (116) (@Gismo) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Reference to the series ‘Friends’ – but I guess I’m That old.. 

“the kinds” of people coming by this website could be anybody really.. you think you got a handle on the demographic coming by this page? you think you can put them into a box and say ‘these people’, none of them, could need a little reminder to be ‘better’ human beings? – This isn’t a site only for the ‘enlightned’, only for people discussing whatever high level intelligence, superiour, philosophical, fabric of reality tearing subjects you might indulge in, this site, for me at least, is about helping people from whatever state/level of consciousness to a … Higher existence.. as I feel it has done for me and continues to do… But someone else, as well as me, might simply loose that state of mind in which you want to share, having read your negative comment.. cause lets face it dude, it’s pretty negative.. If you want the team to focus on something else, then why not suggest something, or even suggest that they remove all these ‘challenges’.. I’m sorry about the rant and My negative comment on the negative comment.. but I just struggle to see the relevance of your post, being as it’s OT from the get go.. You could have just PM’ed someone on the HE-team..? 

I don’t need your pat on the back, but what I would like from you, is to hear about something you did for others, seeing that it might have been something I hadn’t thought of and thereby I can be inspired to do what you have done, just for others near me, so that by combining stories of good deeds, we don’t have to pad eachother on the back, but we can take the inspiration from the different ways of improving the world and multiply the diversity by which we do it.. 

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Anonymous (1) (@) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

You and I will not find common ground on this, at the very least not having met in person.

I will end this discussion by saying that I am sorry that we disagree, but I am wholly comfortable with my 1st post.

Best regards.

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Peter (116) (@Gismo) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Fair enough, you’re entitled to, I think you could have done better..

No ill will and all the best to you Brandon

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Craig (3) (@Craig-Adams) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Well, to answer your question, they’re posting stiff like this for people like me who are just now coming into being in this time. Good, consistently constant habits and modes of thinking is something we have to learn from scratch after participating for so long. 

Bear with us while we catch up to your Gracious 

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Dhyan (37) (@Dhyan) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I sold  my records  today,  and I blessed  them  for the buyer  even though  he makes  a big profit. 

I played  with children  today,  I fell in love  with a married  neighbor,  and  expressed  my  feelings without any  attachments.  I supported  the choice a ex made,  even  it drives  me apart  from her. I offered  to pay  a ayahuasca  session  to a stranger.    I prayed  for  a nearby  person  who  tried  to commit  suicide. 

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TrueIndigo (0) (@InnerIndigo) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I’d rather keep my good deeds and acts of kindness to myself. It allows me to feel greater self-worth knowing that I’m not publicizing my good deeds. I do indeed try to do kind things each day, but I try to do them privately. I’m not hating, that’s just my personal opinion and I respect anyone who may disagree with me. Have a lovely day:) 

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Dhyan (37) (@Dhyan) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Yes  I thought  about  this challenge ,  and I do agree  with you.   So I continue  the challenge   without  further  talking  or writing  about  it. 

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Todd (0) (@Todd-Haberkorn) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Today I bought a spa day for someone that I accidentally upset due to miscommunication. 

i see the value in this exercise and for publicizing it. It adds to the positivity of the exercise by expressing the positivity we’re bringing to others. 

a few of the comments on this post don’t make sense to me; just because someone publicizes their good deed- it doesn’t take away the happiness the receiver felt or the fact that a good deed was committed. And the very first guy…well, sounds like he’s just being difficult cause maybe all the good deeds he was doing left a negativity drought he needed to feed. And of course, that comes from the most positive of places. :)

okay- onward with the challenge!

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Ness (0) (@Geness) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I got my best friend, a teddy bear (it was a very small teddy bear). I loved how her eyes lit up. :)

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Dan (1) (@cptdan87) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

Story Time:

I am sitting in my car waiting for my fiance to finish work and go home, while I’m waiting I go through He and start reading this artical. I homeless looking guy comes up to me and tries to sell me some stolen sun glasses, I’m not interested and tell him so but offer to give some cash.

He says if I buy them god will bless me and doesn’t want the cash. Frustrated I say I don’t believe just god and if he doesn’t want the cash to go away. He ends up taking the cash and walking away in a huff.

I just feel it is hilarious what happened considering I am reading this post at the same time.

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Geno (0) (@gruskind26) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I donated a book.  I felt good.  I returned the shopping cart back to it’s place in the pouring rain.  I felt really good.   

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Cliff (0) (@Cliff-Marticorena) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

 Sharing the wisdom of altruism,  kindness and compassion  is something I try to do on a daily basis. Volunteering to feed the homeless in my community is something I do on a weekly basis.  Raising my children with these kinds of values is a priority for me and is never ending education   I work in healthcare it a large hospital in Los Angeles. Kindness and compassion are areas I get to practice multiple times on a daily basis.  This leaves me with a great sense of fulfillment every day. 

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Cliff (0) (@Cliff-Marticorena) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

 After reading some of the comments here I’m reminded of a quote, although I don’t remember who it’s from. “If more than two people know of your active kindness, then you’re doing it for the wrong reason “.  That being said, I do think it’s important to perhaps get ideas from others on ways to spread the message of kindness, empathy and compassion.  I’m not looking for a pat on the back for the things I do,  I just think it’s important to spread the messages and I applaud this site for its attempt to that end. 

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Kay (4) (@Indielover00) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I remember it wasn’t too long ago, but my mom is a total inspiration to me. She does this so much, it really makes a good example on the kind of person I would like to be. But every now and then, she’ll buy a homeless man a meal from some fast food restaurant, or sometimes it will be homemade, and pack it along with an outfit, some hygiene items, snacks and money into a little bag that he can use. Other than that, if she’s feeling really down, she’ll go to a drive through and  buy food, but then tell the cashiers to give it to the people behind her. Other times, if there are older seniors at a restaurant sitting alone, she’ll buy them their food and a dessert of their choice. It’s enough to tell myself that this is something that I can aspire to do everyday whenever I can.

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Tracy (0) (@Tracy-Dickerson) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I live and breath simply because I have a mission to save the world one broken heart at a time  no matter the cost or the cost I know a simple look in someones eyes ams saying have a good day can be the difference between life and death….

WHO WAS JESUS’S RIGHT HAND MAN??!!!IT WAS THE PROSTITUET WHO THE WHOLE TOWN WAS PUNISHING FOR HER CRIME ..yet our precious non sinning Jesus used something that was bad and he miraculously turned her righteous  and because Jesus chose to love her and believe in her she intern spent the rest of her life doing pure AMX good and wonderful things

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MauraLammonds (0) (@LauraHamonz) 6 years, 3 months ago ago

I have daily chores that I find easy to expand to include the benifit of others. My neighbor is too old to drive, so I take her to the store a few times a week. Since I already shop, and since she she needs a ride, of course I’ll take her shopping. Also, i keep work gloves and trash bags in the car for a weekly trash pick up at the nearby community field. After football practice and weekenders who go “parking”, the place is trashed. This field is bookended by creeks and the trash is headed straight to the waterway, so I pick it up. Just once per week. I should do more. It does’nt make me feel good. It just makes me feel that I’m not a total asshole. It’s just a basic human responsibility to wake up and be useful to mankind and the material world through the use of your directed will. 

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