The Native American culture is rich and fascinating in more ways than one.
Apart from their rich traditional heritage of picturesque paintings, sculptures, carving, dramatic and detailed attire and head gear, it is their respect for the Earth that makes them truly remarkable.
Their relationship with earth is insightful and their belief about utilizing the resources of the planet with care is something we all can learn from. They believe that as they respectfully use what the earth provides, they need to use it in a way that they return something back for future generations to exist in harmony and prosperity. The community holds human relationships with deep courtesy and trust too.
In our social environment too, we can keep this philosophy in mind, when we interact with other members of the society.
Our relationship with people depends greatly on how ready we are to accept them for their uniqueness.
Talking of ethnic diversity, in April, 2017, a University went one step ahead in celebrating diversity in the campus. The Appalachian State University in the U.S, make an annual event of what they consider as a celebration that reflects appreciation and acceptance of diversity in our world. They call this event “Diversity Celebration”.
Balance the extent of Social Media and Television involvement in Life.
Networking on social media enables us to know more people for mutually benefiting professional interactions but does it help in socializing? To an extent, yes, especially when it comes to getting in touch with people we may have lost touch over the years. Its downfall lies if we are not conscious of the time we spend on social media. In fact, undue time spent on attempting to socialize on social networks may lead to a ironical degree of lack of genuine sociability.
We may become so comfortable to know people without meeting them that physically visiting people or spending time with them may take a backseat due to the inconvenience it can entail in terms of the efforts involved.
Taking the time to visit or call an old friend or even family is a courteous gesture that actually involves not just maintaining contact but involving an active interest in the well being of others.
Television viewing (like watching movies) are great to relieve stress. Watching comedy shows, undoubtedly is one of the most popular past times for many of those I know. These shows are known for their undeniable ability to uplift the spirit and make the viewer feel wonderful.
Unfortunately, despite their stress relieving qualities, too much of television too can impact our time and the efforts we make to spend with others around us.
Value Healthy Lifestyle & Relationships
We all know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires discipline and hard work. The key to making this lifestyle option, a part of life is realizing how this helps our health, well being and appearance. Like leading a healthy lifestyle, our efforts in the maintenance of valuable relationships also add to our vitality and wellness. Valuing the relationships that matter needs efforts and this is when the significance of communication arises.
Our interaction with those that matter may be limited sometimes but keeping in touch also conveys the respect you give to the person whose existence makes a difference to you.
Engage in Voluntary activities in educational or social institutions
Having altruistic causes that you can be a part of can be rewarding. Enjoy being part of them for the simple pleasure of doing your bit in helping out others without expectations. Our efforts may appear small, but imagine if many of us began making individual attempts in making our world a better place?
Living life the way we want to, while actively being part of society, is a lifestyle that not many consider important to reflect upon. To achieve the success to lead a life that balances both is a challenge. It is a delicate balance that ensures we are not swayed by only our desire to be on our own nor be swayed by only leading a life that society expects from us.
Living with tolerance, desire for harmony and peace can help us as a seeker of truth, in our existence as a thriving member of society.