Everyone reading this: We should all make a list of things we all should promise to do to decrease world suck. Anyone interested in helping making the *MASTER LIST OF WAYS TO MAKE THE WORLD SUCK LESS" because we can all literally make the world suck less, and together, we can make it suck less a lot. Just post things to add to the list, then we will put it all together, and it will me amazing. Be specific if you want. Even if it sound weird. I wont judge you. :D
Honestly have to say that just smiling and giving compliments really decreases world suck and definitely improves someones day. I told an old lady the other day I loved her pants and her face just lit up like it was the best compliment in the world, and I felt great all day. It's the little things my friends.
listen to people. Even if you didn't ask for a story about their kids or their life. Take the few minutes to just listen to their stories. There is so much you can learn from other people and their experiences.
Have an open-minded sense of humour. Don't buy bottled water. Recycle properly. Don't feed the trolls. Always stick by your friends. Be nice or at the very least civil to those who are not so nice to you. Don't pay attention to media hype. Walk more, bike more and use more public transport.
Find something you're passionate about and do something with that. For example, I started a blog to raise awareness and decrease stigmatization of depression (h0ld0npain3nds.tumblr.com) and I also love music, so I work on examiner.com, reviewing albums and interviewing bands in my area!
Volunteer or tutor (which has probably been said already). Don't put people down with back-handed compliments or any other form of bullying. Personally, I'm going to be doing BookCrossing, which is putting books that you don't read out into the world in strange places for others to read and pass on. http://www.bookcrossing.com/
i LOVE the bookcrossing idea... thank you for introducing it to us! :) I'm gonna go hunting for books tomorrow.
Also, support independent bookstores and libraries. Support fair trade stores. Use BPA-free water bottles. Avoid using products that have been tested on animals.
Pick up litter when you see it.
Learn to actually listen to what people say and do. Sincerely try to understand what they're telling you, even if it's masked in everyday boring talk.
Talk about things you CARE about. No one cares about the weather that much. Don't rant, but show your enthusiasm.
Clean/organize things that should be clean/organized. clothing stores, trash in the mall, etc.
And learn to meditate.
Just do it. It's frustrating, sometimes difficult, and requires diligence, but the rewards in insight it can give you aren't quantifiable. Try. Please. It will help you understand yourself as well as your life, and maybe world.
The best bit of advice I have had recently was from Caitlin Moran in her book 'How To Be A Woman' and that is : be polite to each other.
If someone says something obnoxious to you, at you or to someone else don't tear a strip off them and go off on an enormous rant (your anger and outrage will just fuel them); just say 'That wasn't very polite.' By saying this you will always have the upper hand, you are the adult chastising the child. There is no doubt who has the dignity.
PAY IT FORWARD
Alleviate poverty by having all the non-poor (those above both absolute and relative poverty line) people in the world donate $1 each day. You'd have gazillions by the end of a year. Imagine the possibilities...